Alina Harastasanu is currently a Sr. Strategy Analyst with one of Columbus' top and fastest growing global sourcing and supply chain management companies. Before that, she worked for 5 years in Italy as a European Funds expert and consultant. She has heaps of international experience having worked on strategy, business development and marketing projects in several EU countries but also in India and Australia.

Alina holds a BA in Political Sciences from the University of Bucharest, a MA in Geopolitics and International Security from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" as well as an MBA from The Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business.

She is the author of a series of white papers on various economic issues affecting sourcing and supply chains in the Pacific Rim countries as well as a frequent contributor to Global Risk Insights.