25+ years of progressive leadership in international health, social protection and development with a strong focus on infectious and non-communicable diseases (Cancer, HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria), gender, resource mobilization, strategic partnership building, monitoring & evaluation, health systems strengthening and financing. Worked on long-term assignments in several Eastern European countries (Russian Federation, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine) and in South East Asia (Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand). Master degrees in International Health Systems Management, Social Science and International Relations. Trained journalist (TV, radio and print media) and communications specialist. Has published a range of peer-reviewed articles and publications. Fluent in English, Russian and German (mother tongue) with knowledge of French, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Since 2014, featured on "List of 300 Women Leaders in Global Health" ( http://www.who.int/alliance-hpsr/news/2015/300women/en/ ).