Originally from Moscow with a background in business administration and financial management, Irina’s career took off extremely fast right after completing her academic studies. She became exposed very quickly to different industries and started to build a strong and solid background within global leading international firm. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, Irina provided financial and auditing services to international top companies’ headquarter offices based in Moscow. Within just two years, Irina advanced to a senior position, leading teams of up to four consultants and was rewarded by PwC for her excellence and dedication. She holds a record of successful signoffs over eight projects in the industries of pharmaceuticals and health care, luxury fashion, industrial and agricultural manufacturing, telecommunication & technology, retail & food.
Through her first experience, Irina discovered a true passion for numbers and teamwork. She gained solid experience in financial analysis, internal processes controls and compliance and chose to expand her knowledge and competencies in this specific business practice by joining a commercial finance team with Coca-Cola. Even with very little experience in these specialties, she quickly clutched the missing skills and plunged into the business. Within six months, she was put in charge of the planning and the analysis of key strategic customers’ revenue.
From that moment on, Irina understood with great clarity the importance of sustainability in organizations, especially within the scale and production leverage of companies such as Coca-Cola. Very keen on assessing the depth of everyday corporate impact, she discovered a true passion for creating value throughout her career.
Her broad corporate experience strengthened by her latest observations led her to push further these new findings. She decided to move to Switzerland to continue her academic studies in sustainable development by taking on an MBA in Sustainable Business at Business School Lausanne.
Upon her return to Geneva, she joined INNTRA where her expertise and her skills have become a key part of the healthy development of the organization in domains such as strategic development, commercial finance and operations management as well as business model creation.