Senior Programme Officer, Regional Development Programme; Political Transitions Cluster Leader
Alexandra Matas is a Senior Programme Officer responsible for activities related to political transitions at the GCSP, including regional projects in the Post-Soviet space and working with the countries in political transition in the Southeast Asia. She is also in charge of the OSCE-related activities in the Centre.
Alexandra joined the GCSP in January 2011 and coordinated activities of the Programmes on Security and Law, and WMD & Disarmament, respectively. She also worked at the GCSP as Short Course Coordinator in 2010 and as an intern from 2006 to 2007.
Prior to joining the GCSP, Alexandra coordinated the FDI promotion activities for the members of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). She also worked as a Junior Relationship Manager at the Trade Finance department of the Credit Suisse bank.
Alexandra holds a Master in International Affairs degree from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva. During her studies she interned at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She also holds a Public Relations degree from the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports and Tourism.
Alexandra's research interests include European Security Architecture, Transitions to democracy, Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus.She speaks Russian, English and French.