Alina Polonskaia

Alina Polonskaia

Global Leader,
Diversity & Inclusion

Toronto

Alina Polonskaia is a Global Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Solutions at Korn Ferry. Ms. Polonskaia specializes in diversity & inclusion, organizational design and large-scale organizational transformation.

As part of her role she helps clients synchronize strategy and talent to drive superior performance. She works as a trusted advisor by leading organizations in a variety of geographies and industries to help them build data-driven diversity and inclusion strategies and design work in a way that enables structural and behavioural inclusion.

Prior to Korn Ferry, Alina was a Global Leader of Mercer’s Diversity and Inclusion Executive Peer Client Networks where she engaged senior HR and Diversity & Inclusion executives from Fortune 500 companies in dialogue and collective problem solving on critical issues around Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Risk Management.

Prior to Mercer, Alina was part of the Organizational Transformation practice at Oliver Wyman, a leading management consulting firm and a sister company of Mercer. 

Ms. Polonskaia holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Irkutsk State University, Russia.

Alina is fluent in Russian, English and speaks basic Portuguese. She resides in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.