Olga Stankova is Special Assistant to the Director of the IMF’s Communications Department. She currently leads technical assistance and conducts research on economic policy communications, and manages outreach on the Fund’s strategy and policy work. Previously, she was responsible for communications on the World Economic Outlook and the Global Financial Stability Report, as well as monetary and financial sector policies. Prior to that, she was senior press officer for all of the countries of the Former Soviet Union, including Ukraine, as well as some countries in Europe and Middle East, including Egypt, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. She also worked at the European Central Bank during the global financial crisis, and previously as Director of Marketing with Russian investment bank Troika Dialog and as Chief of the Banking and Investment Division of the United States Agency for International Development in Moscow.