Katherine Foster

Katherine Foster

Chief Strategy Officer | Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration BLOC

A former Canadian Diplomat, Katherine Foster focused on International Trade, Climate Change and Human Security for nearly a decade before turning to building innovation for social impact out of Switzerland in 2004. As Development Lead for the European Union’s innovation program Climate-KIC, she spearheaded partnerships and programs on climate innovation which has, to date, accelerated 900 startups including 13 nominees for Forbes 30 Under 30. Katherine is the Chief Strategy Officer of Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC) and serves as an advisor to the UNDP Accelerate 2030, to FinTech4Good and to the World Bank on the blockchain and carbon markets pilot.