Olga Podoinitsyna

Strategic Communications Expert
Olga Podoinitsyna – Strategic Communications Expert. Olga has been included in the Top 100 strong leaders in the field of communications according to the authoritative publication The Holmes Report. She is the first representative of a Russian company to receive the SABRE Award - an international award for outstanding achievements in the field of public relations.

Olga's portfolio:

Member of VTB Capital's management board:

the development and implementation of communication and marketing strategies for VTB Group's corporate investment business for the European, Asian, Middle Eastern, and US markets;
the market launch and development of the VTB Capital brand – the No. 1 brand in European markets;
market launch and 10 years of managing the Investment Forum RUSSIA CALLING!

Director of the PR, Corporate Relations and Marketing Department, Member of the Executive Committee of Deutsche Bank in Russia and the CIS:

external and internal communications;
introduction into the Russian private wealth management (PWM) market and asset management (DWS) businesses;
UFG purchase transaction support - strategy, internal and external communications;
the Bank’s work on the Foreign Investment Advisory Council under the Government of the Russian Federation;
Management of the Deutsche Bank collection and art projects in Russia and the CIS.

Olga's projects have won international awards. And the forum RUSSIA CALLING! (Moscow, London, and New York) as well as meetings with investors in Davos became flagship events to develop the interest of foreign investors in Russian assets.

Education: Ph.D. in Philology. After graduation, she lived in Berlin for several years. In the mid-1990s, Olga returned to Moscow. She worked as a consultant at Price Waterhouse, at Burson-Marsteller, and at on a Stock Market Development Center/World Bank project: she managed projects for the Federal Commission on Capital Market and Securities.

She graduated from the programs:

Leadership in a period of transformation, Harvard University School of Business;
Authentic Leadership, University of Massachusetts School of Business;
Securities Market, London School of Economics;
World Depository Systems, Harvard Kennedy School;
Portfolio management and fundamentals of work in international financial markets, New York Institute of Finance.


Management of the economy of the Russian Academy of Civil Service under the President of the Russian Federation;
Russian language and literature, V.I. Lenin Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Olga is a member of the Board of Directors of the Russian-British Chamber of Commerce.
12:00 — 13:45