Public Relations & External Affairs Manager, Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL)
Karen Khoury is currently the Public Relations & External Affairs Manager at the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) based in Beirut; a leading regional center pioneering in the treatment of kids with cancer at no cost to their parents, since 2002.
Karen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Marketing from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and is a certified ISO quality management internal auditor. Before joining the CCCL, and during her university years, Karen was a research assistant at the AUB Center of Business Excellence, the High School Coordinator for Bicharaf.org (the national initiative on Business Ethics and Academic Integrity); and had her internship at Microsoft’s marketing department in Beirut. Celebrating her 13th anniversary at the CCCL, Karen has been actively involved in the center’s strategic planning, quality management, traditional and digital communications, public relations, fundraising, events management, audiovisual production, and media relations. Early 2018, she has launched the CCCL’s PR & External Affairs Department aiming to increase the center’s global reach and presence, in addition to developing new growth opportunities and maintaining external stakeholders and the CCCL leading image. A main source of her inspiration is nature, the outdoors and quality time she spends with family and friends.
Karen enjoys meeting new people, travelling, sports, yoga and meditation. She hopes to expand the CCCL’s reach and services to more patients in need regionally, and further develop the center to be among global advocates of pediatric cancer control and improving the lives of people living with and after cancer.