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Vice President-Elect – Programs (2021-2022, continues to other leadership roles)
The person elected to this position makes a four-year commitment to lead NACRA, as they automatically progress to Vice-President, Programs in 2022 (and act as conference chair for the 2023 NACRA Conference), become NACRA President in 2023, and NACRA Past-President in 2024. In the role of Vice President Programs-Elect, the person in this role will assist the Vice President, Programs, in planning and executing the 2022 NACRA Conference. The person in this role also sits on the NACRA Executive Board.
Dr Olga Kandinskaia is Associate Professor of Finance and MSc Business Management Director at CIIM – Cyprus International Institute of Management, a boutique European business school. Olga has 25+ years of teaching experience in Cyprus, UK, Portugal, and Russia. She is a passionate advocate of innovative teaching methods in business education, such as experiential learning, case method, and blended learning. Olga has published 9 cases in peer-reviewed case journals, including the CRJ and The CASE Journal. Olga has received three awards in case writing: ‘Outstanding New Case Writer’ (2017) by The Case Centre, ‘Jonathan Welch Award for Best Case in Accounting, Finance and Economics’ (2018) by NACRA, and ‘Best Case Gold Award’ (2019) by NACRA. She has been an active member and a devoted supporter of NACRA since 2018: presenting cases at annual meetings, promoting NACRA to colleagues, contributing as CRJ and conference reviewer, chairing the Accounting, Finance and Economics Track, and participating as speaker in faculty development seminars. At NACRA 2021, Olga will also participate in the new Pedagogy Track presenting the paper about running live case projects at her school. Last year Olga’s “Learning by Doing” innovative teaching method in