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Karen Elaine Wilson

Consultant, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Biography

Karen works at the OECD where she focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation and finance, including social impact investment. She is also a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, a leading international economics think tank based in Brussels, Belgium and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Said Business School. Karen is the founder of GV Partners, a research and consulting firm she created in 2004. She is a Board Member and Advisor of the European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research (EFER), a member of the European Leadership Council for Harvard Business School and serves as an expert on the European Commission Horizon 2020 Access to Risk Finance Advisory Group. Previously, Karen was a Senior Fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, worked in venture capital and served as part of the senior management team at the World Economic Forum. She received, with honors, a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.