Olga joined Mitacs in October 2000. As Chief Operating Officer, her responsibilities include oversight of all corporate operations and management, delivery strategy for all Mitacs programs and strategic initiatives, as well as their implementation, ongoing evaluation and monitoring, and allocation of Mitacs resources and oversight of budgetary expenditures.
Olga has a Master’s Degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra, Slovakia. Prior to emigrating to Canada, she was Senior Project Manager at Management Partners, the leading HR consulting company in the Slovak market. She was highly successful in her role of recruiting personnel for international organizations opening subsidiaries in Slovakia. Olga is the recipient of the 2009 Business in Vancouver Top Forty Under 40 Award, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.