Katya previously served as an advisor to the First Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation and was in charge of investor relations at the time of significant challenges for monetary policy of Russia. Katya developed and implemented the central bank's regular procedures for communicating with the financial markets as the Bank of Russia adopted inflation-targeting regime and proceeded on transition to a floating exchange rate back in 2013-2015. Katya also coordinated outreach programs of the Bank of Russia on international cooperation and participated at the official events hosted by the IMF, the BIS,and the Word Bank for central bankers and ministers of finance. Before joining the Bank of Russia, Katya was a Senior Counsellor to Russian G20 Sherpa office and an assistant to the Representative of the Russia President at the G20 when Russia was the G20 Chair. Preparing and executing the 2013 G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, she personally was responsible for financial track of the event and external communications of the Sherpa¹s office.
From 2009 to 2012 Katya headed government relations at Sberbank, the largest bank in Russia and CIS. She built up the GR function at Sberbank and was responsible for defining corporate standards, procedures, and business conduct policies for government affairs. Prior to this, she was a public affairs and business development advisor for SHELL, primarily focused on the Sakhalin 2 Project and relationships with Gazprom. In 2004 Katya developed investor relations and financial communication strategies for JSC Russian Railways (RZD) over arranging and placing the first RZD bond issue, the largest placement in the history of the Russian market at the time.
Katya graduated with honors from Russian State University of Management with an M.A. degree in Public Relations and Advertising. In 2011 she earned Master degree in International Public Policy at the Paul H.Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University, Washington (DC). Katya is fluent in English and has a working knowledge of Spanish, which she relies on when also supporting inward FDI work into Mexico and Latin America.