Olga Athanasiadou: Moving from private to public sector

When the European debt crisis hit Greece, our Global MBA Alumna Olga Athanasiadou decided to switch sectors and  made a decision to move into the “not so fancy” public sector in search of stability.  In an environment that is driven by the quality of service rather than profit, Olga found new opportunities to improve her personal and professional life-which resulted in her coming to IE to pursue a Global MBA degree.

Olga defines herself as a “hot and cold” mix-as she is half Russian and half Greek. She is a great example of a strong female, having fought and won against cancer while still in school.

Combining her private sector expertise with a public one, Olga is a great ambassador to both worlds and believes that the effort to make the working place a more gender-equal one should come from both sexes.

We hope that you enjoy reading our interview with Olga and get inspired to take the plunge when you need a change!

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