Olga Ametistova studied law at Trier University, Germany. Prior to this, she studied history and art history in Russia and Germany. After completing the German First State Examination, she gained practical experience as a lawyer in corporate and commercial law in major German and international law firms. Between 2008 and 2017, she also advised the EU and the German development agency GIZ as an expert in the areas of rule-of-law, civil and administrative law. Between 2012 and 2014, she was Team Leader of the GIZ project “Rule of Law” in Tajikistan. Since 2017, Olga has been Advisor and Technical Expert on Asset Recovery in the GIZ global project Combating Illicit Financial Flows. She provides advice on relevant international standards and trends on cross-border asset recovery and maintains links to the relevant networks and international organisations.
Master's thesis title
The transformation of a division of the German Development Cooperation towards agility: A scrutinising look from the perspective of a change management theory
Recent professional experience
- May 2017 - present: German development agency GIZ, Germany. Advisor.
- Jan. 2012 - Jun 2013 and Mar. 2014 - Sept. 2014: GIZ, Tadschikistan. Advisor and Team Leader.
- Dec. 2008 - Jan. 2012 and Oct. 2014 - Apr. 2017: Lawyer in Germany. Short-term expert for the EU and GIZ in rule-of-law projects in Russia and Central
- Asia. Nov. 2005 - Dec. 2008. Buse Heberer Fromm Rechtsanwälte, Germany. Lawyer.
- Nov. 2001: German Second State Examination.
- Apr. 1993 - Jul. 1998: Trier University, Germany. Legal studies - German First State Examination.
- Apr. 1992 - Jun. 1994: Trier University, Germany. Master of Arts in History and History of Art.
- Sept. 1987 - Jun. 1994: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. Dipl. History of Art.