Karen’s non-executive portfolio centres around financial services, digital transformation, education and climate change mitigation. She is currently a Board Mentor for Criticaleye and a Board Member of Temus, LGT Private Banking Foundation, INSEAD, the Global Evergreening Alliance and BetterTradeOff (a Singaporean FinTech firm).
Currently, she is also Chair of the Cambridge Colleges Scholarships (a charity in Singapore), Ambassador to Botanic Gardens International and Advisor to Drop Bio (an Australian Biotech firm).
Karen was formerly CEO of Retail, Brand & Marketing for Standard Chartered Bank, reporting to the Group CEO. Standard Chartered operates in over 70 markets with 80,000 staff, focusing primarily on Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Karen’s broad career across complex global matrixed businesses covered wholesale and retail banking, global strategy and technology transformation, plus brand and marketing.
Prior to her career in banking, Karen was a Partner with Booz Allen Hamilton, working on financial services in the Asia Pacific region, with particular focus on technological, strategic and operational transformations.
She earned her MA in Economics from Cambridge and her MBA & ICCG from INSEAD.