He is also the Chair of the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union. 
He obtained a BSc in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a postgraduate diploma from the College of Europe, which he attended 1981-1982 (Johan Willem Beyen promotion). He worked with the American Chamber of Commerce for nearly thirty years, mainly on EU activities in Brussels. He joined the Oracle Corporation in 2005.
- "Karl Cox (Oracle)". AmCham EU. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2017-03-06.
- Dieter Mahncke, Léonce Bekemans, Robert Picht, The College of Europe. Fifty years of service to Europe, College of Europe, Bruges, 1999. ISBN 9080498319
- Karl Cox - World Economic Forum