Olga Fran

Business Development Specialist

Olga was born in Pretoria, South Africa. She attended the University of Pretoria and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree with majors in both Communications & Marketing Management. She is fluent in English, Portuguese and Afrikaans which is a dialect derived from Dutch that is spoken in South Africa. 

After graduating Olga worked at the Brazilian Embassy in South Africa for over 10 years. Her career soon moved into Sales & Marketing where she worked in large multinationals for another 10 years. Her work has taken her into Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Dubai, Denmark and Morocco. She loves to travel, not only for work but for leisure, she has been to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, France, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Mauritius and Bermuda. 

Most of the opportunities in her work career were afforded to her because she speaks a different language, this combined with tertiary education can open so many doors for you. 

Olga moved to the USA in February 2018 as her husband was transferred by his company to Detroit, Michigan. As a person that has worked with different cultures all her life, it was definitely one of the things that she looked for when applying for different positions in the USA. To work with people from other cultures and backgrounds is so rewarding and the level of personal growth you attain is immense. For now, Olga continues to explore the USA as a resident and not a tourist anymore. The aim is to visit as many States as possible!