Siri C. Genik has spent over 25 years working on major capital projects around the world. She has worked in the Natural Resource and Infrastructure industries. 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 worked with players of all sizes in the Natural Resource & Energy sector, including Glencore Xstrata, BHP, Suncor, Rio Tinto, SNC-Lavalin and Hatch. She has also worked in Infrastructure with Hydro-Québec, and in Panama, as well as the Port of a major Canadian city. Siri is currently working on developing a sustainable business model for the “green-financing” of small cap energy and natural resources companies. She is also a strong believer in the “cluster approach” to mining, where the interface of related industries such as forestry, agriculture, infrastructure, academia, finance, R & D as well as workforce planning delivers strong sustainable bottom line results to shareholders and stakeholders alike.
Siri is a director of a number of profit and non-for-profit boards, and focuses on organizations supporting education and mentoring for access and integration into industry. She is the Vice-President of Women-in-Mining Canada and a member of Prospectors & Developers Assn of Canada’s Sustainability Committee and Student Mentorship Committee.
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 recently received the 2018 “Distinguished Lecturer Award for CSR” from 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.
Siri Genik, Principal at BRIDGE & Strategic Partner at Women in Mining Canada (WIMC), will join a Keynote Q&A about what to consider before deciding to do business in Canada: Differences and similarities within the Global Opportunities USA & Canada session at IMARC 2019. Download the programme.