VP Marketplace, Hispanic South America
Karen joined MercadoLibre in 2013, leading several strategic roles in the company. MercadoLibre is the leading ecommerce and fintech company in Latin America, being the only Latam company to reach the NASDAQ-100 Index®.
Karen is currently Mercadolibre´s Marketplace VP, leading all hispanic markets. In this role, she pushes to develop the full ecosistem and solutions for all countries, regardless of their size. She specifically focuses on the quality of the supply and the buyer experience. Together with a team of executives, Karen leads all regional accounts and plans the high level strategy of the marketplace.
Before this role, Karen led Mercadolibre´s team in Uruguay as its Country Manager for more than 3 years leading a local team of sales and operations (regional customer service, fraud prevention and IT) of more than 800 employees.
Karen graduated from ORT University in Montevideo with a Business Administration degree. She lived in the US for 10 years where she graduated from MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, MA and also worked in strategic consulting at Bain & Company and at Home Depot as their Online Strategy Manager.
Karen currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with her husband and two daughters: Emma and Mila.