Karen Wauters, a resident of Luxembourg City for more than 30 years, has been nominated as the honorary consul of Canada in the grand duchy.
Welcoming Wauters to the team, ambassador Olivier Nicoloff said the Canada-Luxembourg relationship “has been significantly boosted lately by the signing of the youth mobility agreement, the audiovisual co-production agreement, and also by the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Commercial Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.”
Wauters has experience in the fields of finance, change and talent management from her time at Ernst & Young Europe. She is currently a member of the Institut luxembourgeois des Administrateurs, the Luxembourg Female Board Pool, the International Directors Program Network and represents Luxembourg on the board of the Chamber of Commerce Canada-Belgium-Luxembourg.
She will support the embassy in further developing relations between Luxembourg and Canada, and in raising the awareness of Canada and its “diversity, of its rich environment, which offers many possible experiences for Luxembourg youth, as well as of its feminist foreign policy.”
Wauters has forged strong ties within the Luxembourg community and has played a role in civil society for the advancement of gender equality. She has also helped promote the typically Canadian sport of curling in the grand duchy as a leader of Curling Luxembourg.