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Karen R. Osar

Corporate Director

Naples, FL, USA


Karen Osar is a retired investment banker, Treasurer and CFO, who has almost continuously served as Audit Chair of U.S. publicly listed companies from 1999 to the present. A banker at the original J. P. Morgan from 1975 to 1994, she subsequently served as Treasurer of Tenneco, then a $12 Billion industrial conglomerate, and then as CFO of Westvaco, MeadWestvaco (now Westrock) and Chemtura, a specialty chemical producer.  From 1999 to 2005 she chaired the Audit and Finance Committee of Allergan Inc .(a specialty pharmaceutical company), the BNY Hamilton Funds (a mutual fund family advised by the Bank of New York) from 199 until 2003, Encore Medical from 2003 until its sale in 2005, from 2007 until 2016 at Innophos Holdings Inc, a specialty chemical producer, and where she continues as a director and member of the Audit and Nominating and Go ernance Committees,  and from 2011 to the present of Webster Financial Corporation, a holding company for a $25 billion regional bank, where she also serves on the Risk Committee and on the Executive Committee. She also currently serves as a non executive director, member of the Audit Committee, and chair of the North American Audit Committee of Sappi Ltd.  Sappi, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, is one of the world's largest  producers of printing papers and chemical cellulose and has substantial operations in South Africa, Europe and the U.S.
Karen R. Osar is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2017: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Monday, June 26, 2017, New York, NY
Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2018: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Monday, June 18, 2018, New York, NY
Web Segment  Web Segment Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2018: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know - Audit Committees and Financial Reporting 2018: Recent Developments and Current Issues, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know - Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know - Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications - Evolving Expectations for Audit Committees, including Audit Committee and Company Communications, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know - Risk Management & Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know, Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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