Olga V. BlockCEO
The CEO of BEG CZ is Olga V. Block, a native of the Czech Republic, who has had a distinguished career as an economist, teacher, school administrator, academician and education advocate. Ms. Block received her Engineers Degree in Mathematical Methods in Economics from the University of Economics in Prague, and did additional graduate work in economics at Cornell University in the U.S. Ms. Block started her career as a faculty member at the University of Economics, teaching mathematic methods in economics. After the fall of communism in CZ in 1989 she participated in the Czech educational reform process as Vice-Dean for Students Affairs at the School of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. She moved to the U.S. in 1996, and co-founded with her husband the first BASIS school in 1998. She is currently a president of BASIS Educational Ventures, an organization supporting the efforts of BASIS.ed, BASIS Independent Schools, and BASIS Global. Together these organizations build and manage a network of almost 30 schools throughout the United States and internationally.