Karen D. King, MBA – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Emerging Leader

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Karen D. King, MBA
Director, Int’l Regulatory Strategy Team Lead
Shire
California Lutheran University

Karen D. King has 20 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing novel medicines for life-interrupting illnesses such as Leukemia, lung cancer, breast cancer, cardiovascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, rare blood disorders, and lupus. She currently leads a team as an International Regulatory Strategy Director at Shire. She is also passionate about leadership and diversity and is currently serving on the board of Chicago Chapter of the National Black MBA as the financial secretary. She has previously chaired the Employee Engagement and Retention for the Black Business Network at Baxalta, where she worked on the launch of a mentoring program for the Black Business Network. She has also previously served as the Chair of Community Outreach for Amgen’s Black Employee Network and Chair of Abbvie’s Black Business Network.