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Karen Walker

Operating Partner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Karen Walker, operating partner, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (Goldman Sachs) was elected to the Eli Lilly and Company board of directors in 2018.

Prior to her employment with Goldman Sachs, Walker was the senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Intel Corporation, where she was responsible for the company's brand, marketing and growth strategies globally. Her 20-plus years in the IT industry have included senior field and marketing leadership roles in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Intel, she held multiple business and consumer leadership positions at Cisco and Hewlett-Packard.

Walker is a member of the board of directors of Sprout Social, Inc. She also serves on the advisory council for the Salvation Army of Silicon Valley.

She was recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Most Influential CMOs in the World (2017 and 2019). Walker also sponsored multiple initiatives to accelerate female leadership and is a strong supporter of the #SeeHer movement, which was started by the Association of National Advertisers with the goal of accurately portraying women and girls in the media by 2020.

Walker holds a Bachelor of Science with joint honors in chemistry and business studies from Loughborough University in England, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in business administration from the University of Sunderland in 2018.

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