Christine Keung is the Chief Data Officer for the City of San Jose and a 2020-21 Harvard Business School Leadership Fellow. At the start of the pandemic, she joined a COVID-19 task force in the U.S. Small Business Administration to improve access to the Paycheck Protection Program. Christine began her professional career as an early member of Dropbox’s security team, and later Chief of Staff, serving as the operational lead of the company’s legal, policy, and security organization. She was also Head of Business Operations at Fountain, a growth-stage AI/ML startup, where she led the company through data regulation changes like the European Union’s GDPR and the U.S. Privacy Shield. Christine earned her B.A. in Economics at Wellesley College and her M.B.A. at Harvard Business School.
As a 2014-15 U.S. Department of State Fulbright Scholar, Christine restored a watershed in rural Western China, and had the opportunity to engage with the U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus and Taiwanese president Ma Ying-jeou on issues related to rural poverty. Her development work has garnered funding and recognition from National Geographic, World Health Organization, and the United Nations.
She is the youngest person to win the Rolex Awards for Enterprise and in 2017, was recognized as a Next Generation Leader by TIME Magazine.