Siri C. Genik

Siri has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects around the world. She has worked in the Natural Resource and Infrastructure spaces. During the course of her career, Siri has developed particular expertise in Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance, with a strong focus on Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Agreement Negotiation. Siri has worked with the Board Room, Leadership as well as Project Delivery teams. Siri currently runs BRIDGE ©, providing non-quantitative strategy services, advising her clients on Risk Management interfacing with Commercial and Sustainability issues. She crafts solutions with a “mediation” approach when working with stakeholders, whether indigenous and local communities, industry, labour, civil society and governments. An important part of Siri’s expertise covers the social and community impacts of projects, negotiating agreements and building balance between global strategy and local needs and capacity. The business and the bottom line remain constant drivers that are integrated into the solutions. Siri has also worked with majors in the Natural Resource & Energy sector, including Glencore Xstrata, BHP, SNC-Lavalin and Hatch. Siri sits on the board of a number of profit and non-for-profit boards, and focuses on organizations supporting education and mentoring for access and integration into the business world. Siri is a lawyer, member of the Bar of Québec, as well as a qualified mediator. She is perfectly fluent in English, French and Spanish. Siri was recently awarded the “Distinguished Lecturer Award for CSR” by the Canadian Institute of Mining. Siri is a Canadian and her family is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and grew up in South America, Africa, France, Spain and the UK. In the course of her career she has worked in Egypt, Russia, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Panama, Argentina, Australia, Mongolia as well as Canada, Alaska and the Arctic.