Ms. Karen Gussow


Karen Gussow is coordinating investigator at the Dutch unit for criminal investigations (NVWA-IOD). The NVWA-IOD has extensive investigative powers and is positioned as part of the food inspectorate: the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. She has 13 years’ experience in various regulatory enforcement roles, following 5 years in business consulting (PwC). She has master degrees in Information Science (2000) and Public Administration (2012). Karen specializes in food fraud. Karen combines her work at the NVWA-IOD with an external PhD candidate position at VU University Amsterdam. Detailed reconstructions of the discovery of the NVWA-IOD food fraud cases are the main source for this PhD research about the detection of corporate crimes by regulatory enforcement agencies (criminological/public administration perspective). This is to be completed in 2019.