Oxana

Popkova

Senior Principal

Oxana is part of Korn Ferry People Analytics practice in EMEA.

Oxana helps her clients solve intractable people and organisational problems – those where people’s motives and capabilities fall critically out of sync with the organisation’s goals. She diagnoses such complex conflicts and helps resolve them through bespoke analytics-based transformations of organisations, teams, and individuals, always towards measurable business outcomes.

Examples of her work include people analytics support to a Multinational Telco and a Global Bank to optimise their talent development offering, redesign of an engineering service operating model in an Oil & Gas Major to recover its technical integrity, and reorganisation of global HR teams in a Big Pharma Company to spur them into strategic capability-building.

Oxana has 15+ years’ experience working with C-level and senior leaders as a strategy adviser, management consultant, organizational effectiveness executive, business school educator, and behavioural science scholar.

She has designed and delivered people analytics and organisational solutions in knowledge-intensive industries, such as Industrials, Technology, Pharma, Energy, and Engineering.

Oxana leads cross-functional teams to improve workforce engagement, productivity and performance through data-driven insight, business transformation, organizational re-design, and culture change.

Oxana’s Doctoral research explored the mechanisms of successful vs. derailed executive role transitions.

Oxana holds a PhD in Organisational Psychology from Cranfield School of Management, an MBA from London Business School and undergraduate degrees in social sciences from Denmark and Russia. Oxana is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Previously, she worked with leading management consultancies and blue-chip clients across the UK, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Far East.