BC mining industry, "As we grow we have to do so in a manner that earns trust and confidence of British Columbians"
Karina Briño is the President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC). As the preeminent voice and advocate for the mining industry in B.C., Karina represents the industry's interests in the areas of health and safety, First Nations and community engagement, sustainability and competitiveness.
Karina assumed the role of President and CEO of the MABC in August 2011, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the province’s mining sector. Prior to joining MABC, Karina was B.C.’s senior mining advisor, having been appointed Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Mines, after many years of experience focusing on mineral policy and in managing regional operations for the Mining Division.
Over the course of her tenure at MABC, Karina has been appointed to various not-for-profit Boards, including the Britannia Mine Museum, MOSAIC (an organization which provides services to immigrants and refugees) and the University of Calgary’s Latin American Research Centre (LARC). Karina is also a former member of the Standards Council of Canada’s Advisory Committee on Social Responsibility, which was established to guide the development of ISO 26000.
In addition to being recognized for her work in the B.C. Public Service, in July 2012, Karina was presented a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of her contributions to Canada; and in March 2016, she was honoured as one of the recipients of the 2016 Influential Women in Business Awards presented by the Business in Vancouver Media Group.
In November of 2016, Karina was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award presented by the Women’s Executive Network.
Karina studied Psychology and Spanish and Latin American Literature at the Universities of British Columbia and the University of Santiago, Chile.