Kirsten Edwards-Warren is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer of Compass Lexecon EMEA.

She has worked as a professional economist for 18 years, both in consulting and at the UK competition agencies, most recently serving as Director of Economics at both the Office of Fair Trading and at the Competition Commission, just prior to the establishment of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Kirsten’s recent cases include the Nielsen/Ebiquity merger, which was cleared by the CMA at Phase II in November 2018, and the Suzano/Fibria transaction, which was cleared with commitments at Phase I by DG Comp in November 2018. She has worked on over 50 mergers in the UK and Europe and on various recent Article 102 investigations into excessive pricing, exclusivity rebates and predation.

Kirsten is listed in the Who’s Who of Competition Economists 2018 and the Who’s Who of Thought Leaders in Competition 2018. She features in the Global Competition Review Women in Antitrust Survey in 2016, where she is recognized among the top ten female economists in global antitrust.

Kirsten received an M.Sc. from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a B.A. from Nottingham University. She is also a qualified chartered accountant and a certified professional co-active coach.