Chairman, The British Institute for Learning and Development, United Kingdom
Contribution to HR Community
2011

This “Contribution to HR Community” Award recognises Ms. Karen Susan Velasco for her contribution to developing professionals in the learning and development community in the United Kingdom. 

Ms. Karen Velasco is a passionate supporter and exponent of all aspects of HRD with a global vision. Having worked in the business for over 20 years she has been instrumental in raising the profile of learning and development in Britain and globally. She has spent six years on the board of the British Institute for Learning and Development and was elected chairman in September 2010 in recogniction of her contributions. Her vision is for the organisation to become the Institute of choice for anyone involved in learning and development and to raise the professional status of trainers globally. 

Ms. Karen Velanso has been awarded Fellowships by the Royal Society of Arts, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the British Institute for Learning and Development and the Institute for IT Training. 

The Asia HRD Congress 2011 Awards Committee is delighted to honour Ms. Karen Susan Velasco for her contribution to developing professionals in earning and development in the United Kingdom.