Co-founder, OnCities, Belgium
I am an urban planner (MSc) and sociologist (BA) from Russian-Vietnamese descent. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Moscow, Russia. I also did a one-year exchange programme in Xiamen, China. I got my MSc Degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. Subsequently, I worked for the United Nations in New York as a Programme Support Consultant, preparing the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) and its outcome document – the New Urban Agenda. I was part of the team creating the Tomorrow.City Platform (under the umbrella of the Smart Cities World Expo Congress) and was in charge for Knowledge and Innovation part of the platform. Since 2018, I have been working on several projects with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as a consultant. The last one was the development of the Work Plan 2021-2025 for the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER). Besides my interest in cities, I enjoy acquiring new knowledge, I am currently learning Dutch and aiming to improve my piano skills.