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Ms Christina Orisich


Deputy Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Christina Orisich is the Deputy Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Christina Orisich spent 12 years with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), a top-ranked global provider of Leadership Development where she held several EMEA-wide leadership roles contributing substantially to the development of the Center’s customized  Business. She built extensive experience in partnering strategically with international global corporations to support them with their organizational, talent and leadership development challenges. She was Senior Faculty on several accounts and worked with most of the large international corporations from the Pharma, Health Care, Chemical, Automotive and Financial Services industry. Christina is also a very experienced executive coach and regularly worked with C-Suite leaders from big blue-chip corporations as well as from international organizations.

Before this, Christina worked as Senior Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Consulting) in Brussels and London working on EU Funded projects across industry sectors in CEE countries and on change management projects in the Telecoms Industry in Western Europe. Christina also held positions in the External Relations Directorate General of the European Commission in Brussels, at Ericsson in Vienna as sales and marketing manager for Southern Europe and at the Austrian Trade Commission in New York City. Christina has a broad international background and has always worked in a multi-cultural environment across a wide range of industries, leading and working with cross-cultural teams.

Christina is Austrian and has lived and worked in 13 countries (Austria, The Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Ukraine, Estonia, Russia and Poland). She speaks 8 languages and holds a degree in International Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria, a postgraduate degree in European political studies, from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She also has numerous certifications in leadership development and assessment related topic areas.