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Karina Kielbinska, GlaxoSmithKline

Karina joined GlaxoSmithKline in 2012 as Global Marketing Director for Cold & Flu. Prior to this, she spent 12 years with Cadbury, latterly as Marketing Director Occasions in the UK, with previous leadership roles across a variety of brands and functions including General Manager, Beverages Australia (brands such as Pepsi and Red Bull) and Category Marketing Director, Confectionery and Beverages for Australia and New Zealand. Half Polish, Half Russian, with dual British and Australian Citizenship, Karina loves to travel and tries to integrate locally with her tried and tested range of global greetings.

Outside of work, Karina is a Vice Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board of HM Prisons and Detention Centres, and spends many weekends “behind bars”.

(Judge: 2015)

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