Chief Strategy Officer, RISE Resilience Innovations
Dr. Katerina Oskarsson is the Chief Strategy Officer for RISE Resilience Innovations, a non-profit which accelerates growth of businesses with resilience-building solutions. She also works as a consultant to NATO and as the Adjunct Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Norfolk where she worked on the development and implementation of the City’s Resilience Strategy as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities initiative. In that role, she also worked on the development and implementation of the winning proposal of $120 million from the HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition.
Previously, Dr. Oskarsson worked as the Analyst at the NATO Civil Military Fusion Center and the NATO Comprehensive Crisis and Operations Management Center. Prior to that, Dr. Oskarsson served as the Research Associate with the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security, and as the Doctoral Researcher at Old Dominion University and the Joint Forces Staff College. Before relocating to the United States from the Czech Republic, Dr. Oskarsson worked as the Analyst at CEZ Group, one of the largest energy conglomerates in Central Europe.
Her work has been published by the Stanford University Press, NATO, and a range of policy and academic journals. Dr. Oskarsson earned B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in International Studies from Old Dominion University in Virginia.