Board members & volunteers 2022-2023

BOARD MEMBERS

 
Iulia Popescu
President

Iulia is a seasoned business professional with over 10 years of expertise in sales, digital marketing, and administration.

Her skills encompass business analysis, project management, accounting, market research, managing change, interpersonal communication, setting vision and strategy, problem solving, IT integration, design thinking, and analytical capability. Throughout diverse roles, she has demonstrated organizational acumen and effective communication, always prioritizing quality. Known for her dynamism, flexibility, and autonomy, Iulia excels with precision and adapts seamlessly.

Since 2018, she has served as VP Events for OWIT Lake Geneva, becoming President in 2022, dedicating herself to establishing impactful personal and professional development programs for women in local and international industries and NGOs.


Katarzyna Grzesik-Harz Executive Vice President

Katarzyna Grzesik-Harz has been working as an Intercultural Communications Trainer since 2017 and as a Project Management and Business Process Trainer since 2001.

In her workshops she meets the needs of already well-established professionals coming from the corporate world as well as those of students preparing to work successfully across borders.

She is a double master’s degree holder – in Intercultural Communication (MIC) at the USI Lugano and in European Studies (European Law, Economics and Culture) at the University to Poznan.

Anca Gosling VP Events (Acting)

Anca is a business executive with over 12 years of experience in leading complex multinational projects for IATA, UNITAR and Avia Solutions Group/Aeroclass. She has experience recruiting, leading, coaching, and supporting dynamic and large teams based worldwide.


Anca is passionate about delivering value to customers, partners, and stakeholders, and creating a positive impact in the world. She's a strong believer in empowering women through education. 

Anca is an OWIT Volunteer since 2009 holding different roles such as VP Events, VP Marketing Communications, and Executive Vice President. 

       
    Aditi Varma VP Marketing Communications

    Aditi is a sustainability and international development professional. She has an MSc. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in the city of New York.

    She has lived and worked in Asia, Africa and the USA on development and sustainability issues including girls education, youth unemployment, sustainable supply chain, waste and recycling and sustainable coffee production.

    She is fluent in English, Hindi and has conversational knowledge of Bhasa Indonesia and is learning French. She is delighted to be a part of the OWIT community and network.

       

    Ane Mona Branza de Salis

    VP Digital (acting)
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    Jenitha Jacob VP Membership (acting)

    Jenitha Jacob has a bachelor degree in International Economics and Trade fromWenzhou University, Zhejiang, China and master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from International University in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Before volunteering at Organization ofWomen in International Trade (OWIT), Jenitha worked at Bugando Medical Hospital as a counselor and Nono Tanzania Limited as an accountant and supervisor.

    Jenitha is interested and motivated to work in the economic empowerment of Women in all spheres and is currently enrolled in a postgraduate diploma in Women’s Leadership Development from Said Business School at theUniversity of Oxford.

       

    VP Partnership (vacant)



    Temporarily covered by OWIT Lake Geneva Team. 



    Treasurer (vacant)

     

    Temporarily covered by OWIT Lake Geneva Team. 

     

    Administrator (vacant)

    More information about this specific role on demand, by email at president@owit-lakegeneva.org or e-vicepresident@owit-lakegeneva.org. 




       
    Ruxandra Grigorita Volunteer (MarCom, e-bulletin & Events, Geneva)

    Ruxandra is an experienced learning professional with a passion for adult learning and human resources. She is also focused on increasing the women's role and presence in all business areas and the technology sector in particular. Passionate self-starter, she believes in achieving excellence only through hard work, integrity and full commitment to one's responsibilities.

    Currently an International Learning&Development Manager with L’Occitane Group as well as External Instructor with IATA, Ruxandra worked in the past 10 years as a learning professional, with companies like Expedia Lodging Partners, Thomson Reuters, HSBC and Caterpillar. She holds an MBA from Solvay Business School in Brussels, with a focus on European Management.

    She joined OWIT Lake Geneva in 2018 and after being an active Volunteer, she took over the VP Marketing Communication position and is committed to supporting the organization in the events and communications area.

       

    Volunteer (Geneva or Lausanne, Database - OWIT International)

    Interested in joining our Volunteer Team ? Send your application at president@owit-lakegeneva.org 


       



    Juliette Bigot Volunteer (Geneva)

    Born in Saigon, raised in Cairo then in Paris, “a traveller”, Juliette has always evolved in an international environment.

    She has a strong expertise in the Luxury and Fashion business, gained in prestigious Maisons. She has a passion for heritage, craftsmanship and would love to contribute to a more sustainable world in her industry.

    She holds a Postgraduate degree in International trade and Economics from Paris 1 Sorbonne University.

    She joined OWIT in 2018 to share ideas with inspiring women from all horizons and cultures. She is happy to help OWIT to grow in Geneva, the international city par excellence.

       
    Birgitte Voilquin  Volunteer (Events & Afterworks, Lausanne)
     



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    Volunteer (Geneva or Lausanne, Partnerships)

    Interested in joining our Volunteer Team ? Send your application at president@owit-lakegeneva.org 

     



       


    Immediate Past President

     
    Hulya Kurt President 2018-2021

    I spent 30 years in the corporate world, where I held many different roles, ranging from Business Admin Manager to Global Customer Experience Lead, Business Strategy Manager and Process Design Lead.

    I was part of the Diversity and Inclusion global steering committees, led the local Business Resource Groups and now I am the President of OWIT (Organization of Women in International Trade) Lake Geneva, as well as VP Chapter Support, for OWIT International.

    With a wide experience in managing large, remote and on-site teams, creating strategies, and assessing solutions, I am passionate about helping others to succeed and holding multiple workshops around Career development and Innovation methodologies globally as well a professional business coach.

    I have taken currently a new position on as President of Noble Manhattan Coaching Geneva, which is an International Organization, uniting existing coaches, new and student coaches, creating a platform where coaches can practice, learn and upskill themselves in a trust environment, expanding their network and business.




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