Karen Abramson is CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a leading global provider of information, software, and integrated workflow solutions for tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, and compliance professionals. As CEO of the global division, Abramson leads Wolters Kluwer tax and accounting operations worldwide, with activities across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
Karen drives innovation by launching groundbreaking products that combine technology for the real world with deep domain expertise to improve the daily workflow and efficiency of tax and accounting professionals. Our leaders and solutions have won numerous accolades and awards. Karen’s perspective on innovation and leadership has been featured in the New York Times, Forbes, and Chief Executive.
For Karen, innovation is at her core as a leader and she believes that with focused innovation, a company can retain and attract talented employees, improve the customer experience, and deliver strong financial results. She continues to build a global vision, a strong strategy driven by customer insights, and the processes to drive execution. Abramson recognizes that employees who work side-by-side with customers every day are in the unique position to identify customer challenges and find innovative solutions. She drives innovation through programs like the Code Games, a 48-hour coding event that involves more than 1,100 divisional employees in more than 20 cities and 350 home offices around the world.
Previously at Wolters Kluwer, she served as President & CEO of the Medical Research business unit and General Manager of the Corsearch business unit. Before her tenure at Wolters Kluwer, Abramson held various leadership positions with MemberWorks, Inc. and Thomson Corporation. She holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University.
Abramson is a past Executive Board Member of the American Association of Publishers and has served as a member of the European Executive Council for Outsell. For six years, she has been named one of the most powerful women in Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor, and she has also been named multiple times to the top 100 Most Influential in Accounting list. In 2019 she was named CEO of the year by the SIIA (Software Information Industry of America) in recognition of her leadership in launching award-winning products and driving technology & innovation across Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. Additionally, she was recognized as Female Executive of the Year with the 2021 Silver Stevie® Award for Women in Business.