As a Director of GDSI, Olga has been responsible for the design and implementation of GDSI projects internationally for more than 15 years. She has many years of hands-on experience in carrying out long-term assignments in transition countries.
Olga has worked in the area of regional development, Public Administration reform, economic development programming, training and capacity building, organisational development, managerial leadership enhancement, quality assurance, and project results dissemination. A fluent Russian speaker and native of Kazakhstan, she has worked in Azerbaijan, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as in Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Olga is an experienced trainer having delivered over 50 specialised training programmes, both in organisational development areas and other fields, e.g. MIS for development projects, peer mentoring of young public officials, methodologies for recruitment of public servants and project planning.