Olga Karnas is an Implementation Senior Associate at McChrystal Group, based out of the London Office. She has worked with multinational companies in the energy, technology, financial, CPG, and professional services sectors.
- B.A. Yale University
What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?
Prior to joining McChrystal Group, I worked at a legal services start-up in Frankfurt, Germany and a consulting firm in Warsaw, Poland. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Economics from Yale University, where I co-led European Horizons, a transatlantic policy incubator, and served as a gallery guide at the Yale Center for British Art. During college, I completed internships with a non-profit organisation in China and a venture capital fund in Jordan. I also received a degree from the Mahindra United World College in India.
Why did you join McChrystal Group?
I joined McChrystal Group after I met General Stan McChrystal while studying Grand Strategy at Yale; a couple of years later when the London office was recruiting its first cohort, I applied to work as part of the London founding team to bring McChrystal Group ideas across to Europe and beyond.
What has been your proudest moment at McChrystal Group?
Every time I overhear a former client recommend us to someone!
What sport or hobby do you have outside of work?
I am an avid traveler-backpacker. I have also lived on 3 continents and visited nearly 50 countries.