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Rita Karakas

  • Mentor 2019
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Founder and Managing Partner
RSK Associates

    Rita Karakas is the Founder of RSK Associates Inc, an international consultancy, with over 30 years of global experience in both the government and non-government sectors. She has considerable expertise and proven specialization in developing solid strategies for corporate planning, organizational change and strategic management planning.

    She has a substantive track record as a determined and conscientious senior executive and has demonstrated her ability to bring about continual and recognizable transformation at the United Way/Centraide Canada, YWCA of Canada, TVOntario, and Oxfam Great Britain. Rita was the principal and managing partner of RSK Associates Inc, an international strategic management advisory practice specializing in non-governmental organizations. She has worked extensively with global clients such as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Australian Government's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Council, Oxfam Australia, Oxfam Quebec and Oxfam International.

    She has acted as Senior Advisor, Corporate Affairs and Business Development at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute for Public Policy, Canada's pre-eminent non-partisan think-tank with a focus on federal jurisdiction, and as President & CEO at Canada World Youth / Jeunesse Canada Monde.

    Currently, she is acting as Organizational Development consultant to EQUAL MEASURES 2030, a UK based coalition supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tracking mega data on gender within the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

    Among her many volunteer activities, Rita serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf.