ABOUT

  • Product training, Yekaterinburg
  • Kazakstan
  • Product presentation, Moscow

My name is Olga Steppe. I was born in Russia in the neighbourhood of Saint Petersburg and I live in Belgium since 2009. I have the knowledge and a long experience in international business and I want to share this.

RusBiz Team is my project, here I and internationally active business people help European exporters to develop business in Russia. Here you can find market statistics, shared stories, cases, expert opinions and tips ‘how to’.

Contact me and join our network if you plan/ do business in Russia!

SKILLS

Education

-2012. Master of Applied Economics (University of Antwerpen).

-2010. Academic Dutch (Linguapolis, Antwerpen/Belgium)

-2009. International marketing (MGIMO, Moscow).

Experience

19 years
in marketing, sales and export

In 13 countries of the East European region

Expertise

Business expansion Eastern Europe with focus on equipment, construction, FMCG, ICT, DIY, textile, outfit,
design, furniture, credit insurance.

Other activities

Intercultural trainings:
International trade, Socio-cultural aspect, Trainings for Russian distributors

External adviser: Advisory council for domestic economy and trade
Merelbeke, Belgium

REFERENCES

I can recommend Olga to all companies seeking a smart, hard working person eager to learn. Olga is from Russian origin but after being one only and a half year in Belgium Olga understands and speaks fluently Dutch. Olga helped us in seeking information and solving problems related to business with Russia. She will continue to do so on a free lance basis as her studies in Antwerp (master after master) are difficult to combine with a regular office job in Aalst. We are very happy with the contribution of Olga to our company.

2011, Luc Gillijns, CEO at Trade Insure NV

During the 3 years that I have worked together with Olga, she proved to be a self conscious, remarkably driven and hard working lady.

Olga has good insights in marketing and sales and she is a strategic thinker. A target is never lost out of sight and she will battle to reach it. Her splendid knowledge of languages support her ambitions in an international trade environment. I was happy to get to know Olga and sad when she left our company. Good luck Olga!!

2015, Bet Nys, CSO at Glacio NV

I met Olga as a starter entrepreneur. She had the ambition to leverage her well-built network in Russia in Belgium.

She’s a very quick learner and make things happen.

She is a good relation-builder and together with her language skills she’s able to create trust between Belgium & Russian business people. When you want to develop the Russian Market give her a call.


2020, Xavier Goddaer, Managing Director at Goddaer & Co bvba

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