Organisational Announcement

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Olga Zhitnikova as a member of the PostEurop Management Board, replacing Sergey Dukelskiy, who after many years of service at Russian Post and contribution to PostEurop’s affairs, accepted the opportunity to join the UPU team as the new Coordinator of Postal Financial Services and Assistant Secretary of the Postal Operations Council.

PostEurop Management Board

Olga Zhitnikova is the Head of International Relations of the International Affairs Department at Russian Post since 2012.  Olga is responsible for the bilateral co-operation with designated postal operators; collaborating with international postal organisations such as the Universal Postal Union (UPU), PostEurop, and Regional Commonwealth with CIS countries (RCC). Before that she was Head of the International Mail Department at Postal Services Directorate also at Russian Post from 2006 till 2012.  During that time, she also took on the chairmanship of the UPU Working Group for Marketing and postal services development (PDMG) from 2008 till 2012 and the chairmanship of Parcels RCC Working Group for the period of 2008 till 2012.  After joining the Russian Post on 2003, Olga held the position of Head of Corporate Services in the Postal Services Directorate and headed the Regional Customers Cooperation Department for a year in 2005.  She was then responsible for the development of the Russian Post regional affiliated network, coordination and supervision of up to 83 Russian Post subsidiaries in the field of sales and postal services rendering at top executive level. 

Prior to the Russian Post, Olga worked several years for the Russian Aviation Sector.  Olga graduated with a Higher Education diploma from the Maurice Thorez Institute for Foreign Languages and an additional certificate from St Petersburg Academy of Civil Aviation as an Air Company Representative & IATA for Air Cargo Transportation.

On behalf of all Members, we would like to welcome Olga in her new role. We would also like to thank Sergey Dukelskiy, for all the help and work that he has done together with PostEurop as a Management Board Member, and to wish him all the best in his new position at UPU.

Best Regards,
Botond Szebeny
Secretary General


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