Karina de Allicon


Karina de Allicon is a Fulbright Scholar and a Director of Business Continuity Governance at Nike with over ten years of experience in the field of Business Continuity Management (BCM). She has designed and implemented BCM Programs from the ground up for the financial, life sciences, and entertainment industry (20th Century Fox) and has led global, cross-functional teams through incident management efforts to effectively respond to and recover from business disruptive events. De Allicon is a Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP), ISO 22301 Certified Business Continuity Lead Auditor (CBCLA), and a FEMA Certified HSEEP Exercise Designer. She is a member of DRI’s Women in Business Continuity Management Committee as well as a published author in peer-reviewed journals and a featured guest speaker in Harvard’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) and the Governor’s Annual Emergency & Homeland Security Conference in Wisconsin.

De Allicon’s strong commitment to cultivating physical and mental well-being has inspired her to become a UCLA-Certified Mindfulness Educator (TMF) and find creative ways to “connect the dots” between mindfulness and BCM. She has leveraged her academic background and experience in the field to train executives and recovery teams on how to leverage mindfulness to optimize incident management while lowering stress and increasing cognitive functioning and effective decision-making. De Allicon has partnered with DRI to develop “Mindfulness Practices to Improve Incident Management”, the first course of its kind in the space that trains practitioners on how to optimize incident response by leveraging mindfulness tools.

De Allicon was born and raised in Montevideo, Uruguay, and first arrived in the US thanks to a diplomatic mission with her family. She has taught Zumba at LA Fitness and now resides with her family in Southern California.