Fluent in three languages – French, Italian and Spanish – and an exporter and importer for more than 20 years working in-territory in Europe and The Americas, Olga Kostic brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new export adviser role in the Export Ready Program
The ERP is aimed at businesses new to exporting or looking for a more strategic approach to exporting in overseas markets.
A former winemaker, Olga has held a number of international positions across marketing, sales and business development for companies including ASX 100 company, Burns Philp, and the Adelaide start-up, NuKorc.
Olga also holds board positions with the Council for International Trade & Commerce of South Australia, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, South Australian Chapter, and most recently held the Executive Officer position at the Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“We are thrilled to welcome Olga to Business SA. Having worked on both sides of the export fence, Olga will be a great asset to the ERP team,” Kerry Sutton, Business SA Manager Learning Solutions says.
"Olga brings a wealth of experience to the role, in a diverse range of roles supporting South Australian business in global markets."
Olga is looking forward to helping small businesses take the leap into exporting and to ensure they don’t make costly mistakes.
“There are so many tick boxes for exporting - from understanding packaging requirements, cultural sensitivities, rules and regulations, export documentation, and the ERP will ensure any unwanted surprises don’t occur on your export journey,” Olga says.
And while there is a lot of interest in Asia for our premium green, clean food and agribusiness products, the ERP is open to all export industries and countries.
“I am excited to be the export advisor for the ERP - to work with businesses on their exporting journey, arm them with everything they’re going to need, and to watch them succeed,” she says.
Are you ready to go global? Applications are now open for the Export Ready Program.
Hurry - places are filling fast with our April intake already filled. May and June places are still available. Click here
to register your interest or contact Olga Kostic on (08) 8300 0067 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information.
To meet Olga and find out more about the Export Ready Program, join us at our Become an Expert Exporter evening on 10 April at Business SA, Unley. Click here