Anna Chernyavskaya is the chief financial officer and director of business development at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. She has over 18 years of experience delivering strategic management solutions and leading cross-functional operations for international NGOs in the areas of finance, audit, risk management, human resources, procurement, and proposal development.
Prior to joining AGSIW, Chernyavskaya served as the director of international accounting at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, where she managed global finance, compliance, and internal audit teams. While at HJF, she developed risk mitigation strategies and initiated multiple business solutions, implementation of which resulted in improvements to productivity and decision-making capabilities for international operations. Prior to HJF, she spent six years as the director of finance at a technology consulting firm leading finance, human resources, and business/proposal development initiatives.
Her experience also includes many years of consulting for international NGOs with a focus on enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation, business process engineering, and development of grant management and compliance programs. Throughout her professional assignments, she traveled extensively to Africa and Asia to establish global field office infrastructures and internal controls, and to deliver end user training to cross-cultural teams.
Chernyavskaya graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Beloit College with a BA in business administration. She received her MS in business administration with a concentration in computer information systems and a certificate in business intelligence from Colorado State University. She is a certified project management professional.