Olla Jongerius (Certified Diversity Icebreaker, Diversophy and Cultural Detective trainer) is an experienced Diversity and Inclusion & Intercultural Trainer and Consultant as well as an active SIETAR member (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research).
Olla is a Russian-born, New Zealand-raised, Germany and Spain educated trainer with working experience from Russia, South Korea and Australia, currently based in Berlin, Germany. She speaks fluent English and Russian and has a good grasp of German and Spanish.
Olla represented New Zealand at the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations Conference in Bali and worked on a draft resolution for Unity in Diversity presented to UN representatives, including the former Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon. She holds a BCom in International Business and Marketing, a Diploma of Languages in German and Spanish of the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a Diploma in Professional Coaching of the Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand. She has worked in France with George Simons, one of the pioneers of the intercultural field, where she developed an intercultural game ‘Diversophy New Zealand.’
She has strong intercultural training skills that help companies bridge the differences and promote inclusion and tolerance as part of corporate culture. Notable organisations that have partnered with Olla include LinkedIn, Warner Music Group, Amazon, Get Your Guide, Hello Fresh, Signavio, ResearchGate, Trivago, and much more.