Viktoria Olskaia has more than twenty years of professional experience in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. She has worked as Senior Project Manager and Public Relations Advisor on government economic reform programs in emerging market countries; programs funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, EU-TACIS, USAID, and the Government of Denmark. She is President of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation, named for her late husband, Gabriel, SLL BA ’89. The Foundation supports private sector development in emerging market countries.
Areas of Focus: Russian language and culture; languages, culture, and business in post-Soviet states