evgeniya kalenykh

Saudi Arabia

Bio Summary

I build, scale and optimize. I excel in implementing Big Ideas within the given constraints.

With ~15 years experience in strategy and transformation (including 5 years in Tier1 consulting firm), I have a successful track record of:
(1) Establishing strategic planning process: from setting to monitoring and updating the strategy;
(2) Translating strategy into operational action plan with tangible KPI, owners & governance;
(3) Developing and implementing strategic programs;
(4) Driving associated risk, change and resource management processes.

Deeply engrained customer-centricity is my birthmark upon working across B2C various sectors (Retail, FMCG, Healthcare, Tourism, Education, etc.)

On the personal side:
- I take pride in my practical, deliberate and integrative approach. I enjoy digging into the problems & solving them. I quickly see patterns, connections, synergies, thus building high-performing teams and sustainable ecosystems.
- I take ownership and I hate to let others down.
- I am passionate about giving back. Throughout my career I've tried to choose companies and projects that have a true positive impact on people, organizations, society at large. I have "pull while you climb" mentality - helping others to achieve their goals, while constantly developing & refining myself.
- I enjoy meeting people that are different than me and do my best to hear varying perspectives.
Having worked across 4 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa and North America) I've learned to be fact-based, open and flexible.

Please feel free to reach out via Linkedin or evgeniya.kalenykh@gmail.com.

Employment History

Lenta LLC

Director Of Project Management Office

Lenta LLC

April 2020 - April 2022

Led transformation to unlock 2X growth within 5 years. 30+ projects, e.g.: - New store opening CAPEX reduction by ~25% and lead time by ~30% a) 250+FTE shared service center setup to save up to 40% personnel costs b) Supporte ...see more

Boston Consulting Group - BCG

Project Leader

Boston Consulting Group - BCG

June 2014 - September 2019

15+ strategy & operations projects. Selected examples: (1) Developed strategies for traditional and e-commerce players, e.g. - Defined customer value proposition & commercial strategy for Top3 hypermarket chain; - Devel ...see more


MBA Product Marketing Management Intern


April 2013 - August 2013

Developed marketing strategies for B2B products, including marketing mix, messaging, PR & CRM approach to optimize marketing investment efficiency


Head Of Project Management Office


August 2008 - August 2012

- Led PMO team for SAP implementation, impacting 5000+ users, 3 countries with 98 locations and 20+ legacy systems - Transformation SteerCo member for 3 acquisitions, 2 factory divestures, shared service center roll out (HR, ...see more


Data Analysis

Data Analytics

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Leadership Development,

Employer Branding

Information Technology




Business Process Management,

Business Process Outsourcing,

Continuous Improvement,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

Balance Scorecard,

Benefit Realization,


Organizational Excellence,

Strategy Execution,

Monitoring & Evaluation,

Performance Management System,

Dashboard Development,

Project Management,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Corporate Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

Operating Model,

Strategic Planning,

Trends & Global Forces


Business Intelligence


Portfolio Management

Education and Training

Program Management

Law, Regulation, and Compliance


Marketing and Public Relations

Competitive Analysis,

Customer Insights

Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics

Shared Services,

Supply Chain Optimization