Kristina Balendor



Kristina Balendor

Multilingual marketing and event management expert with proven track record in luxury brands.

Current Location

Zurich, CH

Kristina is available for work

February 2022, my life has changed from one day to another, as did the life of all Ukrainians. After my hometown Irpin was destroyed, I was forced to flee the country with my kids. However, this is not the place to share my life story. I would rather have you know that I am looking for an opportunity to work in Switzerland, so I take care of my children, let them be children again, and contribute to the country that welcomed me. I am sure that my experience and dedication, my ability to dream big and turn these dreams into reality will be an asset to every company.

I am an experienced Marketing, Project and Event Manager, with a proven track record in luxury goods, NGOs, and upscale hospitality. Yet, I'm very open to exploring new industries and careers- with a passion for learning, I thrive on challenges and change.

I firmly believe that "nothing is impossible" - whether it's last-minute changes in brand guidelines or logistical challenges, it won't stop me from providing the best experience for my customers. I have a hands-on mentality and I'm also a quick learner even without previous experience in the field, and I am not afraid to take responsibility for my ideas and action.

I want to share two work examples with you I'm very proud of:
-"": While on maternity leave, I recognized the importance of proper sex education for both children and parents. Still, there was a lack of easily digestible training for families in Ukraine. With no prior knowledge and within a short period of time, I organized a successful series of events on this highly sensitive topic together with a friend. A social project endorsed by KOLs and a large Ukrainian NGO, all events were fully booked and became a great success.
-"Artists Prize" for Montblanc; or where luxury meets social responsibility. Inspired by the brand's strong affiliation with art, I saw an opportunity to promote modern Ukrainian artists while reinforcing the brand. Together with a strong team of agencies, partners, and colleagues, I brought the project to life - from idea to execution. This award has gained great recognition in the Ukrainian art scene and led to a triple-digit increase in sales. Unfortunately, the exhibition of our winner Yevgen Golubentsev never took place due to the war. Together with the whole team, we still dream and plan to realize this exhibition one day.

I am currently looking for a job in or around Zurich (80 to 100%) as my kids go to school here. I would thus appreciate the opportunity to meet you in person and discuss how I can add value to your company.

  • Brands Kristina has worked with
    • Montblanc, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari
    • NGO
    • 5* hotels, InterContinental and Opera Kyiv
  • Kristina's past titles
    • Marketing Project Manager
    • Co-Founder
    • Front Desk Receptionist
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Permanent Positions

Marketing activation / Project and event Manager

Montblanc, Van Cleef and Arpels, Tiffany & Co, Bulgari

Feb 2020 - Present

Project and event management. Boutique management. Cross-functional stakeholder and agency management. Key responsibilities:
- Project and event management. From idea, concept creation to execution, ...

Co-Founder NGO

Nov 2016 - Jan 2020

Organization of an innovative and successful series of events dedicated to a highly sensitive and yet important topic: sex education for parents and teenagers.

Key responsibilities: idea creation, c...

Front desk / Guest relation agent

5* hotels, InterContinental and Opera Kyiv

Sep 2008 - Nov 2010

Key responsibilities:
- Front desk management. Check-in and check-out procedures, loyalty program upselling, priority club service management.
- Guest relation management. Guest care and support, VIP...

  • Co-creation


  • Executive Team Member


  • Guest Service


  • Executive Team


  • Guest Relations


  • Co-development


  • Marketing Project Management







Institute of Tourism, Kyiv, Ukraine

Specialist Degree (equivalent to Master of Arts)

2005 to 2010

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