Katerina Shearer leads the Short-Term Rental (STR) agenda within the Public Affairs team of Booking.com. She is responsible for overseeing global regulatory developments regarding STR, shaping Booking.com’s public affairs strategy and engaging with the governments to promote proportionate regulation that represents a healthy balance between the different interests of all STR stakeholders.


Katerina joined Booking.com in 2017. Prior to that Katerina held a public affairs and investor relations role at internet security company AVG Technologies as the company prepared for an Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange. Katerina holds a master of science degree in International Business from Teesside University and is currently completing an executive MBA program at the Amsterdam Business School of the University of Amsterdam.