Canada: Why Paper Bags and Washing Machines Matter to Keeping Your Mining Supply Chain Nimble

January 27, 2021 all-day

For its Wednesday, January 27, 2021 meeting, CIM’s Management and Economics Society is pleased to welcome:

Siri C. Genik

Principal and Founder, Bridge


who will deliver an online presentation on:

Why Paper Bags and Washing Machines Matter to Keeping Your Mining Supply Chain Nimble


Abstract: And then Covid-19 came long … Instantaneously disrupting what we took for granted for so long. One of those functions that has suddenly gained well-deserved attention and respect has been the role of the supply chain of a mining organisation and the team of professionals that run it. It isn’t until you don’t have it that you realise how strategic it is and how it can bring all of your operations to standstill. The presentation will share some insights and discuss some thoughts around the value of the supply chain in the mining operations, and how it is truly a core component of your business strategy for the short, medium and long-term.


BIO: Siri 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 ESG, Stakeholder Engagement and Governance, with a strong focus on Project Management and Supply Chain. Siri has worked with the Board Room, Leadership as well as Project Delivery teams.

Siri currently runs BRIDGE©, a small consultancy providing non-quantitative strategy services, advising her clients on ESG and Risk Management interfacing with Commercial and Supply Chain issues. Prior to running her own business Siri worked with BHP Canada as Head of Project Services.

Siri has a passion for the Mining Industry and its place in the Circular Economy. She 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 “socio-economic ecosystem” role of mining, where the interface of related industries such as forestry, agriculture, infrastructure, academia, finance, R & D as well as supply-chain planning delivers strong sustainable bottom line results to shareholders and stakeholders alike.

Siri is a director of the PDAC, Vice-Chair of the board of Women-in-Mining Canada as well as a director of a junior mining company.

Siri is a lawyer, as well as a qualified mediator. She is perfectly fluent in English, French and Spanish. Siri recently received the 2019 “Distinguished Lecturer Award for CSR” from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum. She lectures in a number of universities both in Canada and Australia, and has been a panelist and a speaker in numerous conferences around the globe.

Siri is a Canadian and her family is originally 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.


Please join us!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021


The seminar is complimentary. Please register for it by Tuesday, January 26, to secure your place. RSVP by replying to if you are interested in attending it.



Thank you to our sponsor, Schulich Executive Education Centre.


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