Doriana Basamakova is the Chief of Staff at the Trust for Social Achievement. As such, she assists the CEO in facilitating effective decision making and acts as the “Go to” person for all TSA administration issues. Prior to joining the executive team she was the Chief Impact Evaluation Officer responsible for devising an evaluation data system to observe the impact of the Trust’s activities and for ensuring that results-based planning is properly integrated into the Trust’s grant making and operations.
Doriana has over 15 years of experience in the field of strategy, monitoring, evaluation, research and program management in the private and NGO sectors. Prior to joining the foundation, Doriana was a part of the marketing team at Kraft Foods, where she managed the business unit’s marketing research activities and won the first ever regional SEEMA award for Bulgaria for significant contributions to the implementation of insights into strategy development. She was a Strategy and Analysis Consultant for the Investment Climate Advisory Services division of the World Bank and a Senior Program Manager at Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, where she identified sectors with economic growth potential, initiated projects in support of Small and Medium Enterprise growth and developed monitoring and evaluation system to measure program effectiveness.
Doriana has an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business and Bachelor of Arts from the University of the South, where she was a recipient of a full scholarship and graduated with honors. Doriana was a Habitat for Humanity volunteer in Jamaica, Net Impact Service Corps Consultant for FINCA International, and served on the board of Georgetown Women’s Leadership Initiative.