Gina Volynsky

Gina Volynsky

Gina Volynsky

Senior Director, Private Sector Practice

Gina Volynsky has over 25 years of experience in international development, including 14 years of living and working in emerging economies. She has dedicated much of her career to collaborating with the private sector to address development challenges, which included heading a team working for USAID on private-sector engagement, and designing and managing multi-country programs for the UNDP that created the infrastructure to partner with multinationals. While at the World Bank she served as country manager for MIGA, which provides political risk insurance to companies that invest in emerging economies. She set up and managed business development divisions for Crown Agents and CARANA. She has also worked directly in the private sector, running her own import-export company, and served as director of marketing for a U.S.-based financial services company. Most recently, she led the State University of New York's Center for International Development, where, in addition to overseeing and growing a large portfolio of programs, she co-created the International Development Concentration and designed and taught graduate courses. Gina has an MBA and a bachelor's degree in economics and is fluent in Russian.


  • Private sector partnerships

  • Economic development

  • Governance

  • Women and girls

  • Digital inclusion

  • Youth

  • Microcredit