Karine Allouche Salanon
Angel investor and advisor to social ventures
I have always been very interested in the intersection of business and social good. As a graduate of EDHEC, Graduate School of Management in France, I have had the opportunity to lead global organizations with a diverse group of industry leaders with great missions, such as Symantec, Oracle, Microsoft, and most recently, Pearson. I am a member of Women’s Leadership in Technology, advisory board member to EdTech Europe, and advisor to Silicon Valley startups in mobile and social ventures. With my depth of professional experience, I help businesses leverage global teams, create high-value solutions, and fully realize their market potential.
I joined GlobalEnglish because I could personally relate to the company’s mission. I truly believe companies can accomplish their goals when they give a voice to talent. Encouraging businesses to find their paths through the global economy, helping business leaders attract, retain, and develop a global workforce--providing their teams with the skills to communicate, collaborate, and operate in Business English--is what is driving me.
I live in California’s San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and two children. I also help people through social ventures that I help fund and coach, and lean-in circles that connect me to the diverse talent in my local area. But work-life balance is important. I also love to cook, and I am in constant training for my next triathlon.