Expert Profile

Ms Christina Orisich
Position(s) Deputy Executive Director and Director of Executive Education
Twitter @OrisichCh

Christina Orisich is the Deputy Executive Director of the GCSP, an international foundation, with the mission to promote peace, security and international cooperation though executive education, diplomatic dialogue and policy advice. She is also Director of Executive education, and as such responsible for defining the strategy of the executive education activities of the GCSP, making it one of the leading organisations in international security policy education.

Putting particular emphasis on learning innovation and the neuroscience behind adult education, her leadership during the pandemic has ensured state of the art design and delivery of courses in face to face, virtual, and hybrid formats. Under her leadership, the GCSP has steadily increased its partnerships for highly customized education offerings, its global footprint as well as its impact across the globe.

Prior to joining the GCSP, Ms. Orisich lead the Leadership Development and Coaching Department, for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) – Europe.  She developed important strategic partnerships with global corporations from the Pharma, Health Care, Chemical, Automotive and Financial Services industry as well as with international organisations providing advice around their organizational, talent and leadership development challenges.

Before this, Christina worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC Consulting) in Brussels and London leading EU financed projects in Russia, Ukraine, Estonia, Romania in the public and private sector in areas such as telecoms, oil and gas, restructuring. Etc… Ms. Orisich also worked at the European Commission in Brussels, Ericsson in Vienna and the Austrian Trade Commission in New York City.

Ms.Orisich brings an extensive international experience in executive education to the GCSP, as well as expertise in consulting, change management, strategy, leadership, organizational & leadership development and now also in international security policy. She has a very good understanding of the international security policy context as well as of the challenges leaders face in this complex and ever-changing world both in the private and public sector, as well as government, international organisations and NGOs. She is also a very experienced certified facilitator, executive coach, and speaker.

She holds a degree in International Business Administration from the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna, Austria. She earned her postgraduate degree in European political Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She is certified by the International Coaching Federation. She has lived and worked in 13 countries and speaks 8 languages.