Karina is the Global Senior Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Google and is a member of the senior leadership team. Her role focuses on increasing diversity, ensuring equity for under-represented communities, and enabling an environment of belonging for over 130,000 employees across more than 50 countries. Before this, she led this work across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
Prior to joining Google, Karina was the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Vodafone. Central to her role was creating an inclusive culture while driving Vodafone’s ambition to be the best company for women by 2025.
Previously, Karina spent ten years at Gallup where she was on the European Management team and led a team of consultants, advising organisations and senior executives on strengths and employee engagement, to drive improved productivity and performance. Karina’s career started with seven years on the Graduate Scheme at Kingfisher.
She has a BA Hons in Social and Political Science from Cambridge University and a postgraduate Business Diploma from Oxford University. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Marymount International school, an International Baccalaureate girls boarding school in London.
Karina has many years of voluntary service, with a particular focus on Human Resources, including supporting recruitment for the AKDN and serving as a member of the Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom.
In 2017, Karina was awarded the Power of Women award for Diversity and Inclusion and in 2014, she was the winner of the prestigious Asian Woman of Achievement Award for Business.