Executive Director, Karen Leung Foundation
Mrs. Reimer currently serves as the Executive Director of the Karen Leung Foundation (“KLF”), a Hong Kong based charity. Additionally, she is a Senior Advisor to a global trade credit insurance firm and holds several other board advisory roles.
Katharina’s specialty is leading the development of strategies for key corporate objectives or sales initiatives and aligning them to the respective organisational and company’s goals. Over the past two decades Katharina has deployed her strategic marketing & communications skills across continents and industries. Prior to her current remits, Katharina led several marketing & communications teams in APAC and acted as strategic media advisor to a number of public sector organisations in the Middle East and Africa.
Katharina is a passionate advocate for social change and has been heavily involved in supporting several local charities and philanthropic causes in Hong Kong. Since arriving in Hong Kong in 2004, she has worked with the Sedan Chair Charity Fund, the Cancer Fund Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Award for Young People and Citi Kids Hong Kong amongst others, assisting with organisational fundraising and donor strategies. Katharina is a Founding Board member of the Asian University for Women Hong Kong Support Foundation and served as Chairwoman of 100 Women in Finance’s Hong Kong Beneficiary Selection Committee between 2011 and 2016. Recently, Katharina was selected as one of the finalists and future NGO leaders in Hong Kong who get to participate in a fully funded education program by Operation Santa Clause and UBS to shape the next generation of NGOs.
Since joining KLF in 2017, she has doubled the organisational budget and added numerous strategic partners and programs that support the Foundation’s vision.
Katharina holds a BA from the University of Bristol (England) and a MA in Economics from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. She has lived in over 20 countries and is fluent in three languages. She is married with a young daughter and currently lives in Hong Kong.