“I have the privilege of overseeing BAL’s Asia practice – and our teams in Singapore and Shanghai.  As the countries in Asia vary vastly, I spend a significant amount of time helping our clients navigate the complexity of immigration compliance, which I am passionate about. Whether it is a company needing to send a number of employees at short notice for an urgent project or to collaborate on a long term immigration strategy – this is where I thrive.  Being part of BAL allows me to tap into experts around the world to ensure our clients and their employees moving across borders receive the absolute best in service.”

Christina is Managing Director, Asia Pacific, in Berry Appleman & Leiden’s Singapore office. Christina has over twenty years’ experience in global mobility and migration matters related to Asia including experience as an immigration officer, an in-house manager of a Fortune 500 company’s expatriate workforce, and a longstanding professional working for the world’s leading relocation service companies.

As Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Ms. Karl manages the Singapore office and leads BAL’s operations in Asia.

Education & Admissions

Auckland Business College - Auckland, New Zealand
Travel and Tourism Diploma


American Chamber of Commerce
British Chamber of Commerce
New Zealand Chamber of Commerce
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce
Worldwide Employee Relocation Council

Professional Accomplishments

Worldwide ERC® Shanghai Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC, Shanghai, “Compliance in a Mobile World” (March 2016)

Speaker, Worldwide ERC® Singapore Summit, Singapore, (March 2016)

Speaker, BAL and Worldwide ERC Master Series: Asia Immigration – Focus on Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Japan, Korea (September 2015)

Speaker, insideMOBILITY Shanghai and Singapore Forums, "Asia Immigration Update" (June 2015)

Speaker, BAL and Worldwide ERC Webinar: Focus on APAC Immigration - Compliance, Emerging Developments and Best Practices (February 2015)

Speaker, Worldwide ERC Global Workforce Summit: Talent Mobility in APAC, “Navigating the Ever-Changing Immigration Landscape in Asia-Pacific” ( March 2014)

Speaker, The Forum for Expatriate Management Asia-Pacific Global Mobility Summit, “Asia-Pacific Immigration Compliance Trends” (September 2013)