Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze – Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
Prior to becoming a Member of Ukrainian Parliament Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze since mid-2011 was heading Yalta European Strategy – an independent international network promoting the development of fair, democratic and prosperous Ukraine and supporting reforms necessary for Ukraine’s European integration. Before that, since October 2007, Ivanna worked as a Deputy Director of Programs, and later – as a Director of the International Charity Organization “Open Ukraine Foundation”. She worked on strategic planning and operational implementation of Foundation`s programs, focusing on support Ukraine’s international cooperation, public diplomacy, country’s positive image promotion, international security dialogue. For 5 years (2002-2007) Ivanna was the Radio BBC Ukrainian Service correspondent in the USA (Washington D.C.) and in the Caucasus (Tbilisi). From 1998 until 2002, she worked for the East-West Institute’s Kyiv Center as a Project Manager and for one year carried out the responsibilities of EWI KC’s Acting Director. Ivanna began her career in 1993 year as a Project Manager at the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) in Kyiv, and later became the Head of the Department of International Relations in UCIPR.
Mrs Klympush-Tsintsadze is co-editor of the book: “Black Sea Region: Cooperation and Security Building”.