Olga Shumylo-Tapiola is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe in Brussels. Based in Chisinau, Shumylo-Tapiola’s research focuses on Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Shumylo-Tapiola is a former director of the International Centre for Policy Studies, a leading independent Ukrainian think tank that specialized in relations between the European Union and Ukraine.
Shumylo-Tapiola participated in the development of the European Commission’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) formula, and lead a team of Ukrainian experts to assess the impact of the future EU-Ukraine DCFTA and the readiness of the Ukrainian government to implement the EU-Ukraine Association Agenda.
In 2008, Shumylo-Tapiola served in the Ukrainian government, advising the deputy prime minister on European integration.