Karina Robinson is the CEO of Robinson Hambro Ltd. The firm provides Chairman/CEO Advisory services and Board Search. It was part of the Advisory Group to Lord Davies’s Women on Boards.
Karina sits on the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics and is a member of the Finance Committee.
In the City, she is Chair of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Advisory Board, which groups together the CEOs/Chairs of major City institutions, as well as a Trustee of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and (Master-Elect) of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers.
Karina is a founding member of ARENI, a global research and action institute for the future of Fine Wine. She sat on the Advisory Board of the Global Female Leaders Summit from its 2013 inception to the summer of 2019.
In 2010, Karina co-led the Board Practice at boutique search firm Saxton Bampfylde. Most of her career was spent as a journalist covering international financial issues. She was Senior Editor of The Banker magazine for eight years and the International Herald Tribune’s banking columnist. Her eponymous interviews with heads of state and CEOs was syndicated in the IHT. Karina was formerly Political & Economic Correspondent at Bloomberg/TV and began her career at merchant bank Morgan Grenfell as the Spanish Equity Analyst. She was educated in Madrid, at the Hotchkiss School in the US and at the London School of Economics where she studied economics and international relations. She is fluent in four languages.
Karina is a champion of the City of London, with a deep belief in the power of Diversity & Inclusion and a reputation as a benign disruptor. She connects the worlds of finance, university and politics.
Karina writes a column on finance and international affairs entitled Karina’s Column. She is a widely experienced speaker and moderator.