As a treasury consultant for Hedge Rho Management Inc., Karen provides management consulting in treasury and corporate finance for banks and other financial institutions, corporations and regulators. Her projects have involved treasury operations, global cash management, risk reporting and regulatory compliance. She recently participated in a cross-border initiative for the chief risk officers of Chinese financial institutions. A member of the treasury program faculty for the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina, Karen has shared her knowledge and experience with fellow finance and accounting professionals through many workshops and presentations. She is the author of several internationally published books, including Essentials of Managing Treasury and Essentials of Financial Risk Management, both published by Wiley New York and Merlin Asia, and she has contributed to professional education and leading business publications. Karen is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). She currently serves as an independent director on the board of a federal crown corporation, where she chairs the audit committee and serves on the enterprise risk management (ERM) and safety and operating committees.