Karen Loon is a Chartered Accountant with close to 30 years of international, cross-cultural experience working with banks, capital markets and wealth management players across Asia Pacific. She specialises in bank governance, risk management and controls; accounting, audit and financial due diligence; and talent diversity and inclusion.
Formerly PwC Singapore’s Banking and Capital Markets Leader, and a senior Financial Services Assurance Partner and client relationship partner, she is recognised for her work with listed local and multinational bank boards and C-Suites on bank governance, controls and risk management, audit and financial due diligence.
A passionate people and team leader, Karen is a recognised keynote speaker and panellist, and has been externally acknowledged for her work at PwC as its Asia Pacific and Singapore Diversity Leader in driving change programmes in talent diversity and inclusion.
Karen has 16 years of board experience with not-for-profit and professional bodies in Singapore. She is member of the Finance Committee of the Singapore University of Technology and Design, a member of the Board Diversity and Appointments Committee of the Singapore Institute of Directors, and a former Board Member of the Singapore Committee for UN Women.
She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Directors, has a MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD.