Deputy Executive Director, International Renaissance Foundation
Inna PIDLUSKA is the Deputy Executive Director at the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), a national entity of the Open Society Foundations established by George Soros. She oversees programs and organizational development and leads collaboration with other civil society donors. Prior to joining the IRF in 2011, she served as the Executive Director of the Yalta European Strategy (YES, 2006-2011). She was a civil society activist since 1992 and co-founder of the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research and the Europe XXI Foundation, which focuses on Ukraine’s democratic transition, governance, anti-corruption, and civic participation in policy processes. She was a member of the IRF’s Executive Board (2005-2010), the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy (2006-2012), and is currently a member of the Board of the Prague Civil Society Center. Ms. Pidluska also chaired the Board of the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum. She studied at the Kyiv State Linguistic University, the Institute of Journalism of the Kyiv National University, and held an Open Society Policy Fellowship and a Chevening scholarship in international relations at the Keele University (UK).