Karina serves on a number of boards and advisory bodies in the UK, Italy and the US, following a 25-year career in finance, where she developed a particular expertise in corporate governance, business ethics and sustainability. She currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Italian oil & gas company Eni SpA, where she is also a member of the Control & Risks Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Sustainability & Scenarios Committee. She also serves on several other boards and advisory bodies, including the Board of Directors of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR); the Board of Directors of Yachad; the Global Advisory Council of Cornerstone Capital Inc.; The Advisory Council of Bridges Ventures; the Sustainable Development Advisory Panel of SAP; and the Transparency International-UK Advisory Council.
Until December 2012, Karina ran the Governance and Sustainable Investment activities of F&C Investments, a UK institutional investor (now known as BMO Global Asset Management, part of the Bank of Montreal), where she acted on behalf of client portfolios collectively worth approximately £160 billion, focusing on equity research, shareholder activism and public policy engagement.
Karina holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a BA in Political Economy from the University of Toronto. She holds French and Canadian nationalities, and is married with three adult daughters.