Karina is the Head of Public Sector at AXA Climate, working with development banks, governments, municipalities, development finance institutions, impact funds and non-governmental organisations to advise and support in adaptation, current and future climate risk management and financing tools. She plays a leading role for AXA in the Insurance Development Forum which brings together the insurance industry, the UNDP and World Bank on climate risk. Karina previously worked at the African Union organisation, African Risk Capacity, the first African sovereign natural catastrophe risk pool. Karina holds a BSc. in Pure Mathematics and Finance from the University of Cape Town and a Master’s degree in Geopolitics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.