Alexander Shlyk Acting Head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Department
Alexander Shlyk is the Acting Head of the Election Department of the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR). He manages and oversees election-related activities across the OSCE region. He is responsible for the management of financial and operational as well as programmatic issues in the department. Alexander leads needs assessment missions, expert and follow-up visits. Alexander joined OSCE/ODIHR in 2010 as an Election Adviser and since then organized election observation missions to several countries, contributed to developing and refining ODIHR’s election observation methodology, took part in and refined the curricula for election observer training activities, and led the development of the OSCE/ODIHR e-learning courses for election observers. Prior to joining the OSCE/ODIHR in 2010, Alexander worked with the World Bank in the area of economic development and research, including in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda. He holds an MA in Political Science from the Central European University, Hungary, and an MSc in International Development and Management from Lund University, Sweden. Alexander is a Belarusian citizen from Minsk.