Executive Director with LexisNexis Asia and a Director of Reed Elsevier (Greater China) Ltd, Karen has over 15 years’ experience in the online information and data industry across the EU and Asia having worked in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan and Hong Kong. Karen specializes in strategic business development and digital product development, including M&A and organic investment into high growth markets, digital content and software solutions and commercial partnerships. In addition, Karen has a broad range of operational experience including P&L management and sales and marketing leadership.
Educated in Scotland (LL.B. Hons, First Class), Italy (LL.M.) and Germany, Karen speaks fluent German, passable French and a little bit of Dutch, Italian and Japanese. Cantonese is still on the to-do list! Karen lives in Hong Kong with her young family and enjoys hiking in the cooler months and travelling around Asia.
As a CSR Champion for LexisNexis and a Board Director for Justice Centre Hong Kong, Karen is committed to causes close to her heart including supporting access to justice, refugee rights, children’s education and corporate diversity.