24 March 2019
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Olga Podoinitsyna

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

Member of the Board at VTB Capital.

Olga is an international award-winning communication and marketing professional with over 20 years’ experience in the global financial industry.

Olga is responsible for CIB global communications and marketing strategy, as well as the management of a communications platform for the VTB Group’ Corporate investment business (CIB), 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 for Russia and the CIS, where she also acted as member of the Executive Committee.

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 celebrated public relations professionals and became the first representative of a Russian company to win a SABRE Award in recognition for her outstanding professional contributions. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 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 named the financial sector’s top Director for Public and Corporate Affairs by Kommersant.

Olga has a diploma in Russian Language and Literature from the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute, holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, a Doctorate of Philology in Russian Literature.

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), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Business School.