Olga Shumylo-Tapiola is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where her research focuses on EU and Russian policy toward Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus.
Shumylo-Tapiola is a former director of the International Centre for Policy Studies, a leading independent Ukrainian think tank that specializes in economic and political reform in Ukraine and relations between the European Union and Ukraine.
From 2006 to 2010, Shumylo-Tapiola participated in the development of the European Commission’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) formula, leading 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. Between 2002 and 2004, she served as a seconded expert, advising the Ukrainian Ministries of Economy and Foreign Affairs on EU-Ukraine relations.