LEADERSHIP Founder Prof. Dr. Olga Ravasi

Olga Ravasi, Ph.D. Chairwoman/Founder

Dr. Ravasi is an expert in Balkan affairs, South Central Europe, and the Middle East, carrying the designation of Highly Qualified Expert per DNI. She advises U.S. corporate, government, and nongovernmental organization clients on matters affecting their plans, interests, and operations in these regions. Currently, she serves as a Board member, regional expert, and adviser to Crime Stoppers Global Solutions (CSGS), a U.S.-based international nongovernmental organization committed to combating transnational crime.

Olga was instrumental in facilitating CSGS’s introducton and engagement in the Republic of Serbia to establish a Serbia-based organization and its center in the Balkan region. She developed, implemented, and leads the organization’s integrated messaging, government relations, media, and alliance development strategy in Serbia.

Olga Ravasi

Her high-profile efforts have secured access and influence for CSGS with top Serbian Government leaders and appearances, interviews, and reporting in top Serbian media outlets, resulting in millions of dollars’ worth of positive earned (unpaid) media coverage. Olga has provided business advisory services to corporate clients with interests in the Balkan region. She has developed and delivered high-value research, political analysis, and business intelligence and insights in country and regional reporting.

InterPort Police on the Balkans
Since 2015, Olga has been a Special Adviser to the Office of the Secretary General of International Airport and Seaport Police (InterPort Police) on the Balkans, foreign policy, and security. As a private security contractor, her work includes intelligence analysis shared with the InterPort Police and Contingent Security Services, Ltd. stakeholders and governmental agencies, offering valuable advice and best practices guidelines to both private and public sectors. Olga serves as a corporate liaison and director of the 9/11 Award Ceremony for the annual 9/11 Awards Ceremony for InterPort Police held in conjunction with the International Association of the Chiefs of Police (IACP) Convention. As a scholar and educator, with an arts and media background, Olga was a professor of political science, teaching courses in American government, comparative government, international relations, and foreign policy. Olga co-founded an ethnic media organization; carries an International Press Credential; and serves on several boards of education, humanitarian, and nongovernmental organizations. She is active in national politics and presidential campaigns.