Elina Ribakova is a Director of the International Program at the Kyiv School of Economics and a Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel and she is also Deputy Chief Economist at the Institute of International Finance. Her research focuses on global markets, economic statecraft, and economic sovereignty. She was previously a research fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE). She also held senior-level roles in economic research at a diverse set of financial institutions, most recently with Deutsche Bank in London as Head of EEMEA Research and leadership positions at Amundi (Pioneer) Asset Management and Citigroup. Before that, she spent nine years at the IMF, Washington, DC.
Elina is a seasoned public speaker, has participated in and led multiple panels with C-level executives and is a frequent speaker at CNN, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC and NPR, among others. She is often quoted by, and contributed OpEds to, several global media, including the NYT, WSJ, FT, Washington Post, the Guardian, Le Monde and several other media outlets. Ms. Ribakova holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick, where she was awarded the Shiv Nath prize for outstanding academic performance.
[Last updated: May 2023]
Director, International Program, Kyiv School of Economics