Ms Kulik has over 19 years of professional experience both in civil service and in private sector in Europe, US and emerging market countries such as Malaysia, India and Russia.
She started her career at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs after graduating from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University).
As Vice President at SUN Group, Ms Kulik was responsible for strategic communications, government relations and philanthropic activities at the office of the Vice Chairman of the company. SUN Group is the family-owned investment company, headquartered in New Delhi, focused on fast-growing markets and working across sectors varying from aerospace, renewable energy, oil and gas, mining and infrastructure to real estate and food & beverages industry.
Ms Kulik was deputy head of the Moscow office of one of the leading international communication agencies, where she worked on positioning major Russian corporations, government institutions and regional investment programmes on key Asian markets.
Ms Kulik is the Doctor of History (Moscow State Institute of International Relations, MGIMO University), her works on international relations being published in various academic magazines in Russia. She received her MBA from the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and studied essentials of management at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Lydia speaks Russian, English and Hindi.