RICHMOND, Va. – Olga Molnar, Vice President of Global Investment at the Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP), was elected to the Virginia International Business Council Board of Directors. She will serve as an at-large member of the Board until the end of the calendar year.
“The Virginia International Business Council is extremely pleased to welcome Olga to the Board of Directors,” said VAIBC President Holly Pearce. “She has been a long-term supporter of international business development through many programs. We welcome her expertise and energy to the organization.”
Molnar, a Certified Economic Developer and 13-year veteran of the GRP, is responsible for the Richmond Region’s international business development strategy. She develops relationships with embassy representatives, consultants and delegations to maximize the prospect pipeline of international firms considering Greater Richmond. International firms make up more than 60 percent of the GRP’s current prospect pipeline.
Born and raised in Ukraine, Molnar attended Uzhhorod National University before receiving her undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., with a B.S. in International Studies. She began her career at GRP as an intern as a student of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Masters in Urban and Regional Planning program while also earning her Public Management Certificate.
About the GRP
The Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc. (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in Virginia. GRP recruits companies from all over the globe which provide employment opportunities and taxable capital investment for the community. For more information, visit www.grpva.com.
Established in 1948, the Virginia International Business Council is the premier membership organization serving the region’s international trade professionals. Known for outstanding programs and engaging speakers, the club serves as a forum for the promotion of global commerce.