Global Trade Compliance Officer
Uber Technologies, Inc.
Karen H. Robertson is Global Trade Compliance Manager at Uber Technologies, Inc. based in San Francisco, California. She launched a global sanctions screening effort to ensure compliance for Uber’s 2.5 million (and growing!) partner base of individual drivers, UberEATS restaurants, fleets, merchants, and couriers. Leading a global team of payments, trade, and logistics specialists, she supports Uber’s exponential growth in every market from ridesharing to Maps, self-driving cars, and beyond. Prior to joining Uber in October 2016, Karen was Program Manager for Sanctions and Regulatory Compliance at Intel Corporation, with deep background in export and customs classification, deemed exports, technology, sanctions and embargo compliance. She began her career in export control at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, successfully navigated OFAC licensing for medical devices to Syria, Sudan, and Iran while at Varian Medical Systems, and rounded out her expertise in cyber security at Symantec Corp. Karen earned a B.A. from Wellesley College, and an M.A. in International Policy and Nonproliferation.