Karen Etchberger

Head Digital Technology & Execution System


CSL Behring

Since July 2020, I’ve been the Head of Digital Technology at CSL Behring. Prior to this role, I served as CSL Behring’s Executive Vice President Quality and Business Services where I oversaw our Quality, IT, Sourcing, Logistics, EHS and Enterprise Excellence areas. I hold a doctoral degree in immunology and virology from the University of Maine.

I joined CSL Behring as a Technical Director in 1991 and spearheaded the development of our state-of-the-art manufacturing process. I progressed through positions in technical services, quality management and research and development, and during my tenure I’ve led extensive business transformation efforts and implemented several global quality systems.

What drives me, as well as my colleagues at CSL Behring, is a focus on delivering patients the therapies they need. Contributing to our efforts to save lives and improve our patients’ quality of life is a responsibility I am grateful to take on every day.

I am also honored to have been recently elected chair of the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association Global Board of Directors. The PPTA advocates for access to and affordability of therapies for patients, and furthering that mission is in line not only with my own passion, but CSL’s as well.