In 2006-2007 Olena conducted economic research at St. Anthony's College at the University of Oxford with the Chevening/OSI scholarship. Since 2016 she has been working as the Investment Director for Central and Eastern Europe at an international impact-investing fund.
Olena Boytsun is the founder of the Tech&Society Communication Group
, which studies the impact of technological progress on the development of the society. Olena is a member of the Advisory Board of the Kyiv International Economic Forum and leads the Advisory Board of the civic organization “Equal Opportunities Platform”.
Olena has devoted many years of her life to the game of chess as a chess player and a chess manager. During her studies at Oxford, she played for the university team, including the legendary traditional Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity match. In 2012 Olena founded the All-Ukrainian Charity Foundation “Chess for Children”
that for almost a decade has been supporting chess development and healthy lifestyle among children in Ukraine. In 2013, together with the 14th World Chess Champion Anna Ushenina, Olena played the first female advanced chess match that ended in a draw.
Olena’s entry to literature started with publications of fiction stories and articles in printed media in 1999. Olena Boytsun is an author of the fiction novel “In Oxford” (2009) and series of books for children about Babish Gilzi and his friends.