Karen holds currently a position of Global Coordinator – Project Compliance Management by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH. From 2008, when she joined Boehringer Ingelheim, she gained extensive experience in quality/global quality in clinical trials, with increasing responsibilities in clinical development projects. She established and led GCP Quality Assurance unit for Bioanalytics, Biomarker and Pharmacogenetic Laboratories, and became an expert for Translational Medicine and Pharmacovigilance. Before joining Boehringer Ingelheim, she held the positions of clinical quality manager by Essex Pharma and KlifoVet. Karen received her master degree from the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München, where she studied Veterinary Medicine.