Karen Wilson has over 17 years experience in the Learning and Development (L&D) industry and is the Global Director for Learning & Talent Development Booking.com. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing both the Learning and Leadership development strategies.
Having first centralised the L&D department at Booking.com, her current focus is discovering new ways to drive and embed an inspired and infectious learning culture. She provides strategic leadership to a growing global team of 60+ learning and development professionals. Her specialism over the last 7 years has been to lead the transformation of L&D departments combining capability build and organisation design with effective change management.
Previous to her time at Booking.com and Rental Cars, she was Head of Learning for Ricoh UK Ltd and spent her early career in the commercial world of Sales and Strategic Account Management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies and is experienced in the world of coaching and mentoring.
Karen lives in Manchester in the UK with her husband and three highly energetic and extraordinary daughters. She also loves to explore the world through travel, curiosity, sport and an obsession for reading.