Professional Fellows Program and Global Chamber

Programs on Innovation, Export and Smart Cities in the U.S., Russia and Across the Globe

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
 
Global Chamber® is please to introduce Arzhana Matova and Olga Yakunina from Russia, working at our global headquarters. They are part of the US State Department Professional Fellows Program (PFP) managed by American Councils.
 
Arzhana Matova is from Gorno-Altaisk, is Chief Specialist at the Agency of Investment Projects Promotion and Development of the Republic of Altai. Her work at Global Chamber® is centered around export ecosystems in major metros and Smart Cities. In Russia her work includes providing support and consultation for individuals or legal entities such as entrepreneurs and business companies who want to or plan to realize investment projects on the territory of Altai Republic. Arzhana also does examination of business plans and concepts, consultation on state support measures and search for investors and project partners for loans or grant support in the financial institutions. In addition, Arzhana is in charge of content management of the Investment portal of Altai Republic, which includes creating, editing, publishing, administrating information and translating materials to foreign languages. Welcome Arzhana!
 
Olga Yakunina works for the Moscow Agency of Innovations as the Deputy Head of the Project Management Department. Her work at Global Chamber® is centered around innovation ecosystems in major metros and Smart Cities. In Moscow Olga is in charge of support of small and medium-sized innovative businesses. Her department’s long-term goal is to stimulate innovations and modernization of urban environment through driving innovations in the public sector. Her department assists small and medium-sized innovative enterprises in accessing government services. One of her key responsibilities is working with innovative entrepreneurs in "sessions of manufacturers" to give them an opportunity to present their technologies and products to potential customers.
 
Together and separately they are working on projects related to the innovation, entrepreneurship and export ecosystems in some of our main metros.
 
Many thanks to the Republic of Altai Agency of Investment Projects Promotion and Development, Moscow Agency of Innovations, the U.S. State Department and American Councils for the opportunity to collaborate across borders for the benefit of increasing trade.

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