Karen has been in the luxury beauty industry for 15 years and most recently led Global Sales and Brand Strategy at Biossance, one of the fastest growing clean skincare brands in Sephora. At Biossance she achieved triple digit comparable growth across Sephora North America and rapid expansion into international markets. Previously, she was one of Benefit Cosmetics’ senior leaders for over seven years. She then relocated to Singapore to launch the Southeast Asia / India business in 2012. She returned to SF in 2016 to start a digital innovation project for the China travel retail market.
Prior to Benefit, Karen worked at Bare Escentuals, Estée Lauder and Coach across business development, marketing and finance roles. She started her career in Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs in HK and in NYC. She has an AB from Dartmouth and MA from Stanford in East Asian Studies and is fluent in both spoken Mandarin and Cantonese.
Karen brings most invaluable global market insights and channel access for Hygiene Hero, bridging personal hygiene to the beauty industry.