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Olga Podoinitsyna

Member of the Board & Global Head of Communications and Marketing, VTB Capital

Olga Podoinitsyna is a communications and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the global financial industry.

She is a Member of the Board at VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB group. 

Since its foundation in 2008, the company has taken part in more than 530 ECM and DCM deals globally, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 230bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS, maintaining a leading position in Russia, CIS and Central and Eastern Europe.

Olga is responsible for VTB Capital’s global communications and marketing strategy, as well as the management of a joint communications platform for the VTB Group corporate investment business, including regional development across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

Since 2008 Olga has overseen the company’s transition from new market player to an established name in the global investment banking industry. Before joining VTB Capital in April 2008, for eight years Olga led the Communications and Marketing function at Deutsche Bank, where she also acted as member of the Executive Committee for Russia and the CIS. 

Previously, Olga held senior positions at PriceWaterhouse, Burson Marsteller and the Centre for Capital Market Development Foundation, a World Bank project. She was also co-chair of the Marketing Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, and since 2010 has been a Member of the Board at the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.

Olga has become one of Russia’s most awarded marketing professionals, and became the first representative of a Russian company to win a SABRE Award in recognition for her outstanding professional contributions. In 2015 and 2016 Olga entered the Holmes Report top-100 most important and influential leaders in corporate communications. Since 2006 she has consistently led the “Top 1000 Russian Managers” annual list, and was recently named the financial sector’s top Director for Public and Corporate Affairs by Kommersant.

Olga has been certified by a number of professional bodies and educational institutions including the New York Institute of Finance, London Business School, Kennedy School of Harvard University, the USA Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Olga holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, a Doctorate of Philosophy in Russian Literature and she is fluent in Russian and English.