Office in Former Soviet Union
Director of Genesis Philanthropy Group Programs in the Former Soviet Union (CAF Russia)
Marina graduated with a Master’s degree from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and received her second Master's degree at Moscow State Pedagogical University. She has worked in the non-profit sector since 1994, starting her social professional career as the head of the Emergency Social Protection Department at the State Social Center in Moscow.
Prior to coming to CAF Russia, Marina served as the Deputy General Director at the Central Committee of the Russian Red Cross Society. She was responsible for planning and coordinating RRC's programming, communications with internal and external partners and donors, and managing IDP's program in the North Caucasus. In 2002 Marina joined CAF as Senior Manager of the Vladimir Potanin Federal Scholarship Program and the Grand Competition for Young Teachers at CAF, Russia. Since 2007 Marina Suslova has been involved in GPG activities in the Former Soviet Union.