I am Russian and my primary education was in Kiev, which was then the USSR. My family immigrated to America, I attended a state school and became a citizen in 1986.
I was fortunate to be a student at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service when the Berlin Wall fell and this is how I became drawn to transition economics. I later worked on Wall Street to understand the dynamics of Capital Markets and after my MBA at Harvard Business School, I joined Capital Group and began investing in Emerging Markets.
I’ve lived in London and Paris since 1997, my husband is French and our two adolescent boys talk back to us in three languages.