Karen-Annette has been a public affairs consultant since 1988, working with Lars Abel in European Advisers, servicing a number of the largest Danish and international companies. Since 1995, she has specialised in competition and antitrust issues. Prior to this, she was attached to the Danish EUREKA Chairmanship under the Danish Minister of Education and Research, Bertel Haarder. Her connection with EUREKA remains as Karen-Annette is currently Executive Project Manager for the international environmental research and development network EUROENVIRON under EUREKA and through this she has extensive expertise in environmental issues. Karen-Annette is a language graduate from the Copenhagen Business School and speaks Danish, English & French.