On 01 July 2008, John Vassallo was appointed as Associate General Counsel for Microsoft, as well as leading the company‘s EU Corporate Affairs and Regulatory team. As described by Agenda Weekly, "[t]he creation of this role reflects the increasing importance of Microsoft‘s engagement with the European Union across a wide range of policy areas. Since February 2007, Mr Vassallo is Chair of AmCham EU, the lobbying organization in Brussels that represents 140 companies of US parentage at the European Institutions and EU governments."
After his post as General Electric's Director of European Affairs, he was elected as the new Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union on 27 February 2007. Before joining GE in 1997, he was the Ambassador of Malta to the European Union and NATO.
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- European Agenda, Agenda Weekly, 16 June 2008, accessed 11 January 2010.