Timeline

1980 – Born in Sochi, at that time The Soviet Union.

1989 – Moved to Sweden with mom, dad, 1 year younger sister.

1991 – Gained Swedish citizenship. Younger brother born.

1996 – Natural Science Program at high school Enskilda Gymnasiet.

1999 – French History and Literature at University of Caen, Caen, France.

2000 – Worked as a photo assistant to Swedish still life photographer Philip Karlberg.

2001 – Travelled for 6 months in South east Asia. Trans Siberian train from Moscow to Beijing, with a stopover in Mongolia. Visited Russia, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Organized a photo exhibition with photos takes with a camera at Kulturhuset, Stockholm.

2001 – Started my first company, A Mass Uniform, sold in shops all over Sweden. The concept was an everyday uniform with jeans, jackets, knitted cardigans – all produced in Estonia. Communication with the factory was mostly by fax and my top sellers were jackets and cardigans made in 100% wool.

2002 – Enrolled at BA Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear at London College of Fashion, now University of the Arts.

2003 – Did an internship at Whyred, Stockholm working closely with Roland Hjort.

2004 – Started working as a designer at H&M in Stockholm.

2005 – Was recruited to Melon Fashion Group in St Petersburg, Russia to work as a buyer, was promoted to Brand Manager of Zarina. Successfully transferred over 50% of Zarina’s production from Russia to China, Turkey and India.

2006 – Started working in family hotel management business, at hotel Katerina City, Moscow – trainee all departments for 1 year.

2007 – Became General Manager of Katerina City hotel, Moscow.

2008 – Managing Director UMACO (for 8 years).

2009 – Married to Carl Cronstedt (twice! In Sweden and in Moscow), first child born.

2010 – Hotel Katerina Park opened in, I was responsible for the operations for 3 years. We were in first place on Tripadvisor for 4 months, Jones Lang LaSalle named us most efficient management company in Moscow. We were the first in Russian to implemented Serviator, an iPad based Back of House management system. Katerina Park was sold in 2015.

2011 – Second child born. Arranged 50s style Moscow party, 50s dance performance (video) with husband and sister.

2012 – Third child born.

2013 – Arranged Circus party with husband and sister, performed an aerial hoop performance (video) with my sister.

Started Katerina.ru – the first dinner kit delivery service in Moscow.

2014 – Finished the full Swedish Classic Circuit, 3k open water swim, 30k run, 90k cross country skiing, 300k on bike.

2015 – Started Bankatering.ru in Moscow, Russia, later that year Jarcatering.se in Stockholm, Sweden.

2016 – March- June Assisted in the pre-opening and operations launch of Katerina Hotel Orlando, Florida. 100 rooms.

2016 – September to November, launched 3 podcasts, one of them, Snacka Sverige – a podcast where I intervieew newly arrived people to Sweden, was featured on Nyhetsmorgon, the largest morning TV show.

2016 – December Relocated to Boston.

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