Caroline Atkinson is an economist who most recently was Head of Global Policy for Google, where she advised Google’s leadership on policy issues and led Google’s work with policy makers, government officials, and key political stakeholders.
Prior to joining Google, Caroline served as Deputy Assistant to the President and President Barack Obama’s Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics. As the President’s senior international economic advisor, Caroline supported the President at major international economic summits and coordinated the policymaking process for international economic affairs. During her tenure, she was the US “Sherpa” at G7 and G20 summits and helped drive global agreement on a diverse set of issues, including global trade, employment, climate change, and the response to the Ebola crisis.
Before serving at the White House, Caroline held senior roles at the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Bank of England, and the Council on Foreign Relations and worked as a journalist for The Washington Post, The Economist, and The Times of London. She holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University.