Lauren Aste

Lauren Aste

Chairman of the Board, Childhood USA

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, CWT

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Lauren Aste is Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of CWT (formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel) where she manages CWT’s global legal and compliance function. Based in London, she reports to CWT’s President and CEO as part of CWT’s global Executive Leadership Team.  She is Executive Sponsor of CWT’s Government Affairs Task Force, CWT’s Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force and CWT’s Responsible Purchasing Committee.

Lauren joined CWT in 2007 as VP and Assistant General Counsel based in Paris responsible for strategic matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures and international financings. Lauren became Deputy General Counsel in 2009 overseeing CWT’s EMEA and APAC legal teams and became General Counsel in 2014. 

Prior to CWT, Lauren was in private practice with Dechert LLP in London and Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York.

Lauren holds a JD from NYU School of Law, a MA in French Studies from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science and a BA from Wellesley College. She is admitted to practice law in England and Wales and in New York and Connecticut.

Lauren currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the World Childhood Foundation, Inc.  She also serves as a member of the ECPAT International Independent Experts Group and the INTERPOL Human Trafficking Experts Group. 

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