CEU alumna Olena Tregub (POLS '05) has been appointed Secretary General of the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), a joint initiative of Transparency International Defence and Security (the UK) and the Ukrainian chapter of Transparency International.
Tregub worked in journalism, education and international development in the UN Headquarters in New York, she taught International Relations in American universities, and cooperated with The New York Times and KyivPost. In 2008, she co-founded the consulting company Global Education Leadership in the US, which implemented programs of professional development and studying abroad for young North Americans in Poland, Ukraine and Costa Rica, as well as offered educational consulting and leadership training.
From 2015 to 2017, Tregub led the national authority for international development assistance coordination as the director at Ukraine’s Ministry of Economic Development. After the Revolution of Dignity, she was responsible for establishing the aid coordination mechanisms aimed at optimizing the involvement of international partners and aligning aid with national reform priorities. She also ensured efficient and transparent use of funds and public access to aid information by creating an online aid management system openaid.gov.ua.
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