Victoria Kostic - Nola

Victoria Kostic - Nola

General Manager | Consultant | Founder VIZ VENTURES

Victoria has 20 years of experience in international business / senior management roles across finance, sales, strategy and talent management to general management and board appointments. With a command of 6 languages and an exceptional global network, career spans working for reputable international companies, mainly within commodity trading, shipping and oil & gas sector.

Victoria has since 2008 been managing Cyprus subsidiaries of Norway’s Aker group and proved as an ‘intrapreneur’ setting up from scratch Aker Global Employment Ltd, the global talent management tool under group’s flagship company Aker Solutions, one of the world’s leading engineering and technology oilfield services companies. 

In parallel with the group’s successful exit in 2017, Victoria turned towards management consulting, and has in parallel set up local presence of one of South-East European’s largest diversified holding companies, active in agri-business, banking and tourism, taking the GM hat.

Capturing advisory, investments in and collaborations with several international start-ups, Victoria founded VIZ VENTURES, a boutique consultancy focused on top talent and strategy, offering independent, practical solutions and a single point of contact for international investors looking to do business in and from Cyprus, and new founders in need of mentoring / business development support.

Scholar throughout education, Victoria holds BSc (Hons) Economics with major in Finance and Banking and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance, with Distinction from Cass Business School in London, where she also serves on the Advisory Board.

As of 2006 Victoria has been active in founding and serving on the Board of Directors of several business associations, including WISTA Cyprus and China International Investors Association, and continues to support cultural, educational and charitable causes. She looks forward to further progress of the Cyprus’ start-up eco-system, exploring synergies with key players locally and abroad for making innovative new ventures happen and succeed.