Olga Tomilova has been a consultant and adviser to CGAP since 2007. She works on CGAP’s Global Forum Project, engaging with standard-setting and other global bodies on financial consumer protection, and on the Sector Support Project, where she manages CGAP’s Cross-Border Funders Survey.
Olga has more than 20 years of experience in financial inclusion, microfinance, financial consumer protection, and responsible finance. She has extensive international work experience, particularly in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Before joining CGAP, Olga managed the Central Asia Microfinance Center, a joint project of the Microfinance Centre for Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States (MFC) and CGAP in Kazakhstan. She was MFC’s manager of training and consulting. In addition, she was a researcher for Harvard University in Russia, the executive director for the Russian Women’s Microfinance Network in Moscow, and a finance management assistant for Opportunity International in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Olga has a degree in History, Social Sciences, and Applied Sociology from Nizhny Novgorod State University in Russia, and a professional certificate in accounting. She is based in Moscow, Russia.