Dr. Petra Seidler, Independent Finance and Management Consultant/Executive-Utilities, Infrastructure and PR Media Manager was just recently selected as Empowered Woman of the Year for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals IAOTP, for her outstanding leadership and commitment in a male dominated field.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are selected for this distinction. The Empowered Woman of the Year is an award that is given for a Woman who has excelled tremendously in a male dominated industry and has inspired other professionals by her outstanding commitment and contributions to society. IAOTP is incredibly honored to be able to recognize Dr. Seidler for her success and dedication.
Dr. Seidler will be honored at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala in Las Vegas, at the end of this year for this distinction. She is being recognized for this honor for having over two decades of professional experience as an Independent Change Management Consultant and for being an incredible female leader in a field dominated by men. Dr. Seidler has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert who wears many hats. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Dr. Seidler has demonstrated success not only as a financial and management consultant, but has also been a leader in setting up electricity in Afghanistan and serving as project manager for donor financed projects which help in rebuilding infrastructure and developing sustainable solutions for economic growth. Dr. Seidler’s key areas of expertise include bringing power supplies, water/wastewater, irrigation, flood protection and road construction to war-torn and devastated regions. Her impressive repertoire of prior projects included World Bank, ADB, European Commission, EBRD and German Development Bank KFW. Dr. Seidler’s key objectives are to bring peace to countries during or after war or a natural disaster and to help build stability through economic development. She has worked in countries such as Afghanistan, Armenia, Ukraine, Egypt, Syria, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. For last 7 (seven) years she was serving as Head of the Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for Afghanistan, a German Government financed program donated with 120m Euro. The program combines civil engineering with capacity development for government authorities in North Afghanistan. Since last September she is leading the team of consultants and engineers supporting the Ministry of Regional Development in Kiev, Ukraine to implement the municipal investment programme UMIP, financed by the European Investment Bank with 400m Euro and co-financed by the government of Ukraine and other donors with another 400m Euro. Dr. Seidler also is the Founder and President of the Dr. Petra German Medical Clinic in Kabul, maintaining responsibility for overseeing all business operations as the owner of the company.
Dr. Seidler earned her PhD in International Economic Relations and a PhD in Finance credit and procurement, from the University of St. Petersburg. She is also recognized in Germany as a Russian Chartered Translator and a Certified Expert of Consolidation of Accounts. The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Dr. Seidler for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is a respected authority in the field of change management and is a prominent, successful, global female leader. She is humble, gracious and brilliant at what she does and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this amazing woman.”
Throughout her illustrious career Dr. Seidler has received many awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2019 she graced the front cover of TIP (Top Industry Professional) Magazine and was selected for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). For 2018 she was selected as Top Consultant of the Year in Change Management by IAOTP. She was featured in Elite Women Worldwide, recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award and is listed among Who’s Who of Professional Women. In 2008, she was selected to receive the Silver Medal St. Peter of Honour from the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church for Charity and for her founding and implementing the Easter Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 1992 to 1998.
Looking back, Dr. Seidler attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her endeavors. When not working, she enjoys swimming, writing and spending time with her family. For the future, she will continue to bring change, peace and wants to continue to make a difference in people’s lives any way she can.
For more information on Dr. Seidler please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petra-seidler-dr-b5a3ba16/
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