Olga Ackerman has more than a decade of in-house and consulting experience, she specializes in promoting the interests of high-profile companies and institutions, in support of their business and reputation objectives. Mrs. Ackerman is particularly knowledgeable in the healthcare and life sciences field, as well as in the transport, logistics and automotive industries. She has a strong track record in orchestrating public policy and advocacy campaigns at local, national and EU levels, with an integrated communications approach including the leverage of corporate social responsibility and the creation of partnerships.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Olga was the Head of Public Affairs at Sanef, a major motorway concessionaire operating for the French State, where she also managed a communications team. She served as a spokesperson for the company on public policy and reputation issues, and notably secured a favorable regulatory framework for toll fraud, which was vital to the launch of a €150 million free-flow tolling system project.
Olga spent the majority of her career in public affairs and strategic communications consultancies in Paris, Brussels and London. She mainly focused on advising pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices companies developing treatments in oncology, rare diseases, stroke management and vaccination in patients with immunosuppression.
For several years, Olga advised the Chairman of the Paris Bar and the French National Committee of Fisheries, as well as key officials within various foreign governments.
Olga holds two Master’s degrees, one in Public Affairs from Paris Dauphine University – PSL and the other in Geopolitics and International Relations from the Catholic University of Paris, where she graduated as class valedictorian. She studied at Paris Diderot University and Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany, where she graduated with a B.A. in Applied Foreign Languages (English and German). At the same time, Olga completed a B.A. in Russian Language, Literature and Civilization at the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations in Paris.