Chair

Karen Roberts

An Executive Summit Message from Our Chair

Vice President, Global Customer Enablement at Carl Zeiss Vision

With more than 35 years of experience in the optical industry, Karen Roberts is currently the head of a global business division at Carl Zeiss Vision.  Her career has spanned leadership roles in research and development, operations, product management and business development.

An active participant in leadership and strategy forums within ZEISS and in larger industry forums, Roberts has also contributed to Harvard Business School Case Studies on disruptive technology and large-scale change management.

A resident of Adelaide, Australia, Roberts has lived for extended periods in Ireland, England and the US, and has worked extensively in developing markets.  As a frequent international traveler for more than 25 years, Roberts continues to travel to the US frequently to attend business functions and meet with customers.

Roberts holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the University of Adelaide.