Commentators

Sevki Acuner is Head of Ukraine at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Olga Afanasyeva is Executive Director of the Ukrainian Venture Capital and Private Equity Asscoaition (UVCA). She has got PhD...

David Akopyan is a native Armenian who has spent the last 20 years of his career as a development practitioner. He is now Chief...

Sergei Aleinik is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain...

Audrey L. Altstadt is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is the author of several dozen...

Radoslaw Antczak is an Assistant Professor at Warsaw School of Economics. His research interests include well-being of older...

Yury Antoniuk is President of the IT Ukraine Association, which currently has around 40 members — leading Ukrainian IT companies.

Marta Aserigadu is RPO Manager at Hays Poland, where she is responsible for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions. She...

Irakli Aslanishvili is executive director of the Business Association of Georgia (BAG). He previously worked for leading Georgian...

Anders Åslund is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington and the author of two books about Ukraine.

Vasily Astrov is senior economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW). He's been working as an...

Dr. Wladimir Augustinski is the head of the Representative Office of German Economy in Belarus (RGE), which is a part of the...

Jennifer Austin is co-founder of Risky Business, the first acceleration fund in Romania. In 2013, Jennifer moved from California...

Emil Avdaliani teaches history and international relations at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University.

Alexander Averyanov is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Poland.

Gabriela Baicu is an associate professor at the Romanian Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest.

Georgina Baker is IFC’s Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia.

Eva S. Balogh taught East European history at Yale and published a number of studies on Hungarian foreign policy and party...

László Balogh is Deputy Secretary of State in the Ministry of National Economy, responsible for financial policy affairs. In...

Bruno Balvanera is Director for the Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus at the European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)...

Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan is associate director of Migration Policy Institute’s international programme and a non-resident fellow...

David Baron is the Washington, D.C. based Chairman of the Belarus-U.S. Business Council and a shareholder in the International...

Andrei Bastunets is a vastly experienced journalist who is currently the chairperson of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

Zoltán Batka is a business and an investigative journalist at Népszava, a Hungarian daily. Prior to that, we worked for...

Dimitar Bechev is a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for European Studies, Harvard, and Director of the European Policy Institute...

Vladimir Beck has been Chairman of the European Business Association IT Committee since its inception and is the founder and a...

Tim Bennett is a former US trade negotiator and served as director-general/CEO of the TransAtlantic Business Council for over...

Genti Beqiri is Chief Executive Officer of the Albanian Investment Development Agency. He completed Finance and Accounting at the...

Anna Berczyńska is Director of the Rockwool Global Business Service Centre in Poznań, Poland, established in September 2016 and...

Zygmunt Berdychowski is Chairman of the Krynica Economic Forum Programme Council and a co-founder of the Institute of Eastern...

Daniel Berg is Country Head of Serbia at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

HE Tamar Beruchashvili has been the Ambassador of Georgia to the UK and Permanent Representative of Georgia to the International...

Ambassador Rajiv K. Bhatia is the Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA).

Florian Bieber is a political scientist working on inter-ethnic relations, ethnic conflict and nationalism, focusing on...

Jerzy Bierzyński is a sociologist, entrepreneur, investor, commentator on the media market and social issues, and the CEO at OMD...

John Bills is the author of An Illustrated Guide to Slavic Misery.

Oana Bizgan is a strategy and commercial professional with more than 10 years of experience within a multinational environment...

Teodor Blidarus is a managing partner at Softelligence Romania and president of the Employers’ Association of the Software and...

Mihai Bogdan is Managing Director of Brand Finance Romania. Brand Finance is a leading independent branded business valuation and...

Marina Borovko is Deputy Chairwoman of the European Business Association in Minsk and an Associate Professor at the Belarusian...

Filip Brokeš is an independent Czech journalist currently oscillating between Berlin and St. Petersburg.

Ian Brown is Head of Office Bosnia and Herzegovina at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Rogers Brubaker is Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and recurrent visiting Professor in...

Cristian Buchiu is the deputy head of the European Commission Representation in Romania, where he coordinates the political...

Piotr Buras is director of the Warsaw office of the European Council on Foreign Relations think tank; he is an expert on European...

Luka Burilović is President of the Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK). Before he served as Chairman of the Board, „SLADORANA“ d.d...

Mike Buryk is a freelance technology writer and the producer and host of the podcast Made in Ukraine Tech Startup Edition.

Ana Catauta is a Romanian political communications consultant. She is founder of New Machiavelli Communications.

Sir Suma Chakrabarti is the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Mariia Chaplia is Communications Associate Intern at Students for Liberty. She studied law at the Taras Shevchenko National...

Alexander Chekan is the CEO of the largest Belarusian online media outlets, TUT.BY.

Stepan Chernovetskyi is the founder and CEO of Chernovetskyi Investment Group, a venture capital firm specialising in funding...

Denis Chetverikov is Director of Research and Advisory Department, Colliers International, Belarus.

Dr Petar Cholakov is a Senior Lecturer in Political Conflicts at the Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge of the...

Filip Chráska is a member of the Association for International Affairs (AMO), a Prague-based think tank.

Matteo Colangeli is Country Head of Albania at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Cristian Colţeanu is GE President & CEO for Romania, Bulgaria and Republic of Moldova.

Philip Cox is Vice-President of APEV Romania, the Wine Exporters’ and Producers’ Association of Romania, which groups wine...

Santiago Croci Downes is Acting Manager, Doing Business Unit, World Bank. He joined the Doing Business team in March 2008. Prior...

Claudia Crummenerl is the managing director, people and organisation practice at Capgemini Invent

Zselyke Csaky is a senior researcher for Nations in Transit, Freedom House’s annual survey of democracy from Central Europe to...

Clark Curtis is a former director of communications at the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte.

Dr Marek Dąbrowski is a non-resident scholar at Bruegel in Brussels, a Professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and...

Andrzej Dąbrowski is an analyst of the United States foreign policy at the Polish Institute for International Affairs. His areas...

Professor Daniel Dăianu is an economist and politician, a member of the Board of the National Bank of Romania.

David Dalton is an analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit covering Ukraine, Belarus and Poland.

Michele Daryanani is an award-winning cyber thought-leader that has assisted clients across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa in...

Zhidas Daskalovski is a professor of political science, and one of the most prominent political scientists in the country. He is...

Francis P Delaey manages the operations of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Belarus. He previously...

Magdalena Dembinska is associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Montreal. She completed a...

Judy Dempsey is a nonresident Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe and Editor-in-Chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is also...

Anna Derevyanko is Executive Director of the European Business Association (EBA). She is also a member of World Economic Forum...

Marcin Diakonowicz is CE German Desk Leader, Partner, Audit & Assurance at Deloitte. He has has extensive auditing experience...

Peter Dickinson is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council and publisher of Business Ukraine and Lviv Today magazines.

Rumen Dobrinsky is Senior Research Associate at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW) and country expert...

Andriy Dovbenko is Managing Partner at N&D Law Firm. He started his career in 2007, when he graduated from the National...

Denis Dovgopoliy is a leading member of the Ukrainian Venture Capital and entrepreneurial community. He is the managing partner...

Gabriela Dragan is General Director of the European Institute of Romania (EIR) and Director of the Romanian Journal of European...

Dr Iulia Dragut is president of the Euro-Est Alternative Cultural Association (ACEEA) and an international culinary judge. She...

Andrei Drosu is a consultant at the research department at JLL Romania.

Boris Dzhingarov is a marketer and a journalist. He graduated from he the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in...

Vladimir Đorđević is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies of...

Ruben Elamiryan holds a PhD in Political Science, and is assistant to the Chair of Political Governance and Public Policy at the...

Gregor Famira is partner at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz and founder of the company’s offices in Zagreb (2003) and Ljubljana (2008)...

Fernando Faria is the Founder and CEO of Global Expansion Summit (GES).

Konstantyn Fedorenko is a junior research fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation. He was awarded his Master degree...

Tomasz Filipiak is a political scientist, Europeanist and an English philologist. He graduated from the College of Europe in...

Erwan Fouéré is Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels; he had a career spanning...

George Friedman is a geopolitical strategist. He is the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication that...

Iakov Frizis is an economist at the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE), specialising in macroeconomic analyses and...

Alexander Frost is Head of Global Risk Intelligence and Data at Axco Insurance Information Services.

Kinga Gajewska is a Polish MP who sits on the parliamentary committees for Education, Science and Youth, as well Justice and...

Alexander Galitsky is founder and a managing partner of Almaz Capital Partners, an international venture fund based in Portola...

Eli Gateva is Associate Lecturer at the University of York. Her main research interests include EU conditionality, EU enlargement...

Dr Georgiy Geletukha is Head of the Board at the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio). He has served as director of the...

Mircea Geoana is the founder and president of the Aspen Institute Romania.

Yasen Georgiev is Executive Director of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) – a Sofia-based think tank that provides economic...

Dr Łukasz Gibała is a independent Polish MP, former entrepreneur who had co-founded two successful businesses which he sold when...

Richard Giragosian is the founding director of the Regional Studies Centre (RSC), an independent “think tank” located in Yerevan...

Krzysztof Głowacki is an economist at the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw, Poland, with a specialisation...

Florin Godean is country manager of Adecco Romania and president of the Romanian Association of Temporary Work Agents (ARAMT). He...

Professor Bogdan Góralczyk is Director at the Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, and a former Ambassador of Poland to...

Michael Green is Chief Executive Officer of the Social Progress Imperative. An economist by training, he is co-author (with...

Richard Grieveson is an economist at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies — wiiw.

Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse is a sociologist, political scientist and historian. He is a professor at Warsaw University and an expert...

Julia Grübler is an economist at the Vienna Institute of International Economic Studies (wiiw).

Jelica Grujić is Director of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA). Before coming to FIPA, she...

Olga Grygier-Siddons holds the position of Chair of PwC in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). She has been with the firm since...

Igar Gubarevich is a senior analyst at the Ostrogorski Centre based in Minsk. He grew up in Bielaaziorsk in the Brest region and...

Murray Gunn is head of global research at Elliott Wave International (www.elliottwave.com).

Ilgar Gurbanov is a research fellow at the Azerbaijan Centre for Strategic Studies.

Irina Guruli is the deputy director of the Economic Policy Research Centre (EPRC).

Dimitri Gvindadze is Head of Moldova at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Till Hahndorf is Managing Director of BW Business Bridge, which identifies and certifies high-quality ICT product and service...

Chris Halward is a former director of the Global Sourcing Association’s (GSA), and remains a member of its council. He also runs...

Debi Hamill is the CEO of IAOP, and publisher of PULSE Magazine.

Nicholas Hammond was the first English solicitor to open an office in Romania in 1990. He had started his career in the City of...

Mazen Hamwieh is a project director at RRY Capital. He is responsible for all managerial and operational project tasks associated...

Anca Harasim has been the executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania since 2000.

Dr Heike Harmgart is Head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Jordan. She has been working in the...

Christopher A. Hartwell is Associate Professor at Bournemouth University, Associate Professor at Kozminski University, and a...

Peter Havlik is former Deputy Director of The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) and co-author of the...

Professor Oleh Havrylyshyn is a former Deputy Minister of Finance and International Affairs in the first Ukrainian government...

Janet Heckman is Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region at the European bank for...

Finn Heinrich is Director of Research at Transparency International. He joined TI’s Policy and Research Department in August 2008...

Mike Herrington is Executive Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) which is part of the Global Entrepreneurship...

Michael Hindley is an adviser on trade relations to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), including reports on...

Lukáš Hlaváč is the Founder of Whoolala, an online marketplace that enables its users to discover and share their fashion sense...

Mario Holzner is the deputy director of the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw).

Kateřina Hošková is a student of International Economic Relations at the University of Economics, Prague. Her research interests...

Tony Housh is a senior counsellor for the international strategic advisory firm APCO Worldwide and the principal of CGC Advisors...

Danuta Hübner is the chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Gabor Hunya is a Senior Economist at wiiw and country expert for Romania and Bulgaria, focusing on macroeconomic analysis and...

Martin Hurt is Deputy Director and Member of the Executive Board at the International Centre for Defence and Security in Estonia...

Fatmir Hyseni is Marketing & Business Development Manager for Kosbit – a leading IT outsourcing company in SE Europe. As an...

Matti Hyyrynen is Head of the Baltics at the European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He joined the Bank in 2001...

Professor Krystyna Iglicka-Okólska is Rector of Łazarski University in Warsaw; she is an economist and demographer; between 1996...

Ivars Ījabs, a Latvian political scientist and publicist and an associate professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the...

Angelo Ilardi is the president of the Italy-Belarus Chamber of Commerce. He is also the president of the In-world Special...

Kirill Ilinski is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fusion Asset Management, specialising in Portfolio Management and Advisory...

Bozhidar Ivanov is associate professor at the Institute of Agricultural Economics Sofia (IAE)..

Edgars Ivanovs is the developer of the Urban Powerhouse concept. He has 12 years’ experience in urban innovation and the real...

Professor Andrzej Jajszczyk is Director of the National Science Centre and a professor at AGH University of Science and...

Nikola Janković is Director of the Serbian Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA) and Chairman of the Working Group on...

Bryan Wilson Jardine is the managing partner of Wolf Theiss' office in Romania.

Leszek Jażdżewski is editor-in-chief and a co-founder of Polish liberal quarterly magazine Liberté! He is also one of the...

Tomáš Jelínek is a member and a former Chairman of the Institute for Social and Economic Analyses (ISEA) and Executive Director...

Vedrana Jelušić Kašić is EBRD Director, Croatia. She joined the EBRD in London in 1998 and was transferred to the Zagreb office...

Vladimir Jokić was elected president of Kotor Municipality in February 2017. He is the youngest president of the municipality in...

Alexander Kaffka, a native Georgian, is Executive Editor of Review of Business and Economics Studies and Publisher of Georgian...

Marina Kaljurand has been chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) since March 2017. She served as...

Iga Kamocka is a project manager at the Polish Robert Schuman Foundation. Her projects are related to urban development, civil...

Stefánia Kapronczay is executive director of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union. She graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law...

Dr Svyatoslav Kaspe (Moscow) is a professor at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics (Faculty of Social...

Avtandil Kasradze is the deputy chairman of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency (GITA).

Daphne Kasriel-Alexander works as Consumer Trends Consultant with Euromonitor International. She commissions analysis on consumer...

John Keppel is a Partner and President at the ISG Executive Board and leads ISG EMEA and Asia. John's nine years at ISG have...

James Ker-Lindsay is Senior Visiting Fellow at LSEE-Research on South East Europe, London School of Economics and Political...

Inna Kharchenko is General Manager at Adecco Ukraine/Avanta HR Solutions. She has worked for the company since January 2015...

Oleg Khusaenov is CEO, the founding partner and sponsor of ZubrCapital. He has over 20 years of business experience in Russia...

Valeriya Klymenko is a foreign policy analyst and English editor of the National Security and Defence Journal at the Razumkov...

Jonathan Knott is Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Hungary. He had previously held a variety of diplomatic posts at home and abroad...

Wojciech Konończuk is a senior fellow at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) in Warsaw, where he heads the department for...

Dmytro Korbut is a counsel at Sayenko Kharenko. He has more than 15-years’ experience of practicing law, specialising in M&A...

Andrey Kortunov is the director general of the Russian International Affairs Council.

Valeria Kostyugova is a political analyst and strategist. She is the head of the Agency of Policy Expertise at the Belarusian...

Jan Kovář is a senior research fellow at the Institutive of International Relations in Prague.

Pawel Kowal, Phd, is a Polish politician, political scientist and historian. A former secretary of state in Poland’s Ministry of...

Krzysztof Kowaluk is a political scientist interested in the Balkans and Central Europe. He received a PhD from Warsaw University...

Alenka Krašovec is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ljubljana.

Péter Krekó is a social psychologist and political scientist. He has been the executive director of Political Capital since 2011.

Libor Krkoška has been Head of EBRD Resident Office in Nicosia, Cyprus, since August 2014. He joined the EBRD in 1997, initially...

Dzmitry Kruk is a researcher at the Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Centre (BEROC). His main research interests are...

Karel Kučera is CEO of CzechInvest, the Czech Investment and Business Development Agency. Prior to that he held managerial...

Piotr Kuczyński is Chief Analyst of Xelion Financial Advisors. He has been an active investor since 1993. Since 2000, he has been...

Professor Ludger Kühnhardt is Director of the Centre for European Integration Studies (ZEI) and professor of political science at...

Davor Kunc works in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement as Programme Manager for...

Olexandr Kyrychenko is the Head of the Russian department at IMD Solicitors LLP. Specialising in corporate matters and commercial...

Maximilien Lambertson is an analyst in the Europe team at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). He covers economic and political...

Joseph Larsen is a policy analyst with the Georgian Institute of Politics in Tbilisi. His research interests are security and...

Pavel A Laschenko is EY Country Managing Partner for Belarus, Assurance with 22 year working experience in auditing and banking...

Kanstantsin Lashkevich is editor-in-chief at dev.by, a leading tech news website in Belarus. He has 12 years of experience with...

Mark Le Gros Allen is a CASE Fellow based in Warsaw. He is a former Director of Policy at the IMF and a former IMF Regional...

Christopher Lehmann is the Executive Director of the CEELI Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization based in Prague...

Stefan Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty...

Sir Michael Leigh is a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) of the United States and adjunct professor at the Paul H...

Vedrana Likan is Managing Partner at Colliers for Croatia, BiH and Slovenia. She is also President of the Board of the British...

Igor Likhogrud is Chairman of the Board Moscow-Minsk Bank. He has been working in banking since 1995. Started career as fx...

Jeremy Luedi is the Web Editor and frequent contributor at Global Risk Insights (GRI), and has worked for NGOs and political...

Adrian Lupuşor is Executive Director of Expert-Grup, a leading think tank in the Republic of Moldova. He is a PhD candidate at...

David R Marples is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada...

Anne-Marie Martin is the chief executive of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE).

Marek Materek is mayor of Starachowice, Poland, and the youngest mayor in the country. He was recently re-elected for a second...

Anita McKinna has been researching issues related to Kosovo and the Balkans since the late 1990s. She completed her PhD on the...

Iva Merhautová is the Czech deputy minister for social insurance systems.

Giles Merritt founded Friends of Europe in 1999, and its policy journal Europe’s World in 2005. His latest book is Slippery...

Michael Mesquita is a Senior Analyst (CIS) at West Sands Advisory Limited. Michael is involved in a longstanding project focused...

Sebastian Metz is the general manager of the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Romania), the official...

Dan Mihalache is Ambassador of Romania to the Court of St. James’s.

Velimir Mijušković is President of the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro and Vice President of the Forum Ionian Adriatic Chamber...

Ivan Mikloš is a former deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Slovakia; in 2014, he was named the top business...

Jelena Milić is the director of the Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Belgrade.

Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli is Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. Earlier he worked as a Senior Adviser on Global Strategy...

Piotr Misiło is a Polish MP and a member of the Nowczesna Party. He is a former managing director of Point Group media platform.

Lincoln Mitchell is a writer, pundit and specialist in political development based in New York City and San Francisco. He has...

Rudradeb Mitra is a serial entrepreneur who has been living in Europe for past 14 years. As a graduate of the University of...

Witold Modzelewski is President of the Institute of Tax Studies, Professor of Law and Administration at Warsaw University and a...

Martin Mojžiš is an associate professor of physics at the Comenius University in Bratislava and also an editor of .týždeň...

Dr Richard Mole is a Political Sociologist at University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He...

Mateusz Morawiecki is the deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance for Poland. He was a member of the task...

Giulio Moreno is Head of Montenegro at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Earlier he serves as the...

Veronika Movchan is Academic Director at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting - IER (Kyiv, Ukraine) and a...

Morten Munk is Honorary Consul of Ukraine to Denmark and CEO of Mafcon, an international consultancy firm specialising in...

Dr Igor Munteanu is managing director of the Institute for Development and Social Initiatives, one of the oldest research and...

Thibault Muzergues is Europe Programme Director at the International Republican Institute.

Martin Mycielski is a pro-democracy activist, political commentator and former Brussels correspondent for leading Polish daily...

Arne Niemann is Professor of International Politics and Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at the Department...

Natallia Nikandrova is Director of the National Agency of Investment and Privatisation of the Republic of Belarus. Earlier she...

Alexander Nosachenko has been Managing Director of Colliers International in Ukraine since 2006.

Damir Novinić is Managing Director of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness and has more than 15 years of experience in...

Alina Cristina Nuţă is an associate professor in the Department of Finance and Business Administration at Danubius University...

Alina Nychyk is a journalist, political scientist and economist.

Tim Ogden is a British journalist currently based in Tbilisi.

Kateryna Oliinyk is the head of Intellectual Property Practice at Arzinger Law office and the head of the IP Committee of the...

Dr Josef Olmert is a former director of the Government Press Office and advisor to former Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir. In 1999...

Roman Opimakh is Executive Director of Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine. He was the advisor to the Minister of Energy and...

Sergiu Oprescu is executive president of Alpha Bank Romania and president of the board of directors, at the Romanian Association...

Freddy Opsomer is chairman of the board at the Free Economic Zone in Kaunas, Lithuania.He has been working the Belgian National...

Professor Witold Orłowski is Chief Economic Adviser for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Poland, Director of the Warsaw University of...

Martin Oxley is Strategy Adviser of UK Trade and Investment in Central and Eastern Europe. He has spent the last 20 years working...

Andris Ozols is Director of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA). His dynamic leadership style has revitalised...

Professor Anders Paalzow is Rector of Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He is also Chairman of the Board for the Baltic...

Mihai Patrulescu is head of Strategic Analysis at Colliers International in Romania. Prior to this position, he coordinated the...

Yevgenya Jenny Paturyan is an Assistant Professor of the Political Science at the American University of Armenia and an Assistant...

Amanda Paul is a Policy Analyst and Programme Executive at the European Policy Centre in Brussels; she is also Associate Senior...

Levan Pavlenishvili is a senior researcher at the Energy and Environment Policy Research Centre.

Marta Pawlak is an attorney, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw as well as the...

Margeir Petursson is an independent banking professional and a member of the Supervisory Board at Bank Lviv. Margeir is also a...

Jan Piekło is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine. Earlier, he was director of the...

Leon Podkaminer is Senior Economist (Emeritus) at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw). He is focused...

Dr Benyamin Poghosyan is Vice-President for Research, Head of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defence...

Przemysław (Prem) Polaczek is Managing Partner and Director at the International Business Centre, Grant Thornton Poland, where he...

Aleksandra Polak works at the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Warsaw.

Grzegorz Poniatowski is Director of Fiscal Policy Studies at the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE). As a CASE expert...

At just 26, Andrei Pop is one of Romania's youngest MPs. He is the secretary of the Romanian parliament’s Budget, Finance and...

Tanja Porčnik is president of the Visio Institute and an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute.

Dr Agris Preimanis is Country Head at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Kazakhstan.

Lana Prlić is vice-president of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Tom Quigley is director of outsourcing at Emerging Europe and the owner and chief marketing officer at QUIGLEYMEDIA. He has 29...

Beata Radomska is the President of the Executive Club and a Managing Partner at Cigno Consulting, in Warsaw, Poland.

Albert Rakipi is Director of the Tirana-based Albanian Institute for International Studies.

Jacek Ratajczak if the founder of PLUGin and Polish Tech Day, as well as director business development at YND.co.

Oliver Regner is managing director of the German Business Association (DWV) in Georgia.

Graeme Reid is the director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Programme at Human Rights Watch. He has...

Ambassador Professor Dr Blerim Reka is pro-rector for international relations, South East European University, SEEU.

Nicholas Richardson is a Partner at Richardson & Wspólnicy and vice-Chairman at British-Polish Chamber of Commerce.

James Roaf is Senior Regional Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund for Central and Eastern Europe.

Michał Romanowski is a professor at the University of Warsaw, and a partner in the law firm Romanowski and Partners.

John Roseman is the director of Functional AI, a software engineering company based in Minsk.

Przemysław Ruchlicki is a legal and economics expert at the Polish Chamber of Commerce (KIG), also dealing with TTIP. Having...

Rafal Rudzki is a Senior Manager, Sustainability Consulting Central Europe, Deloitte. He is a sustainability expert. He advises...

Plamen Russev is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and investor, the author of the book "Power to the People - the new marketing", a...

Vitalli Rybak is an analyst at Internews Ukraine and Ukraineworld.org.

Professor Krzysztof Rybiński is Rector of the New Economic University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and a former Deputy Governor of the...

Professor Andrei Victor Sandu is President of Romanian Inventors Forum and Coordinator of EuroInvent.

Kirill Savrasov is a seasoned international market practitioner. He is CEO of Phoenix CRetro, a Bermudian reinsurer & ILS...

Nate Schenkkan is Project Director for Nations in Transit, Freedom House’s annual report on democracy in Eastern Europe and...

Paul Schmidt has been Secretary General of the Austrian Society for European Politics since 2009.

Ryszard Schnepf is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the United States of America. He was...

Frank Schuhholz is a logistics expert and the founder of FMS Advisers. He holds a double degree in International Management. He...

Vaiva Šečkutė is a senior economist at IHS Markit, responsible for macroeconomic analysis and forecasting for Estonia, Latvia...

Erlet Shaqe is Chairman of the Albanian Energy Association (AEA) in Tirana, Albania. His goal is to implement high work...

Olga Sherbina is Head of Belarus Office at the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group). She has been...

Robert Šimončič is General Director of the Slovak Investment and Trade Agency SARIO; he has over 30 years of professional...

Asta Skaisgirytė Liauškienė is Lithuanian Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s. Previously served as the Ambassador to France...

Born in Rijeka, 27-year-old Marin Škibola is the youngest member of the Croatian parliament, where he sits as an independent MP.

Daniel Smilov is programme director at the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia.

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Dorin Sterie is country manager for Romania at Aforti Exchange.

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Aleks Szczerbiak is Professor of Politics and Contemporary European Studies, University of Sussex.

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Alex Tanase is an independent consultant and former associate director, senior banker at the EBRD, and a former IMF advisor.

David Thomas is the chairman of the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe (COBCOE).

Dr Dragoljub Todić is a professorial fellow at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Belgrade.

Dr. Csaba Tóth, co-founder and strategy director of the Republikon Institute, a political scientist and sociologist, graduated...

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Tomáš Valášek is the director of Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on security and defence, transatlantic relations...

Jeroen van der Toolen is an acknowledged expert in the field of commercial and residential real estate. He is the head of...

Stefan van Dijk is an entrepreneur and digital communication specialist.

Filip A.G. Vandenbroele is Honorary Consul of Belgium to Belarus. He has a broad experience in investment projects in the...

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Lars Vestbjerg is the founder and president of the Danish Business Association and General Manager of Sika Footwear in Ukraine...

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Martin Vokálek is project manager at the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, and of Café Evropa: a series of regular public...

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Alida Vračić is a co-founder and the director of Populari, a Sarajevo-based think tank.

Claudiu Vrinceanu is a former state secretary in the Ministry of Economy in Romania (2015-2017).

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Oliver Vujovic is the secretary general of the Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO).

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Fabio Wolkenstein is assistant professor at Aarhus University and affiliated researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

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Richard Youngs is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program, based at Carnegie Europe. He works on EU foreign...

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Mohammad Zahoor is founder of the ISTIL Group and publisher of the Kyiv Post.

Tomasz Zalewski is Partner at Wierzbowski Eversheds and the head of the Public Procurement and IP/IT teams. He is a Public...

Paweł Zalewski is a former Member of the European Parliament, where he served as Chairman of the Committee on International Trade...

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Paweł Zerka is Director of Research at demosEUROPA-Centre for European Strategy: a Warsaw-based independent think-tank...

Edit Zgut is a foreign policy analyst at Political Capital, and a guest lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Grzegorz Zieliński is Regional Director for Poland and the Baltics at the European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)...

Gene Zolotarev is the founder and main shareholder of the Maximus Group. Prior to founding the Maximus Capital, he worked in the...

Martin Zsarnoczky, Ph.D is an entrepreneur and actively involved in community development. He is also a board member of the...

Karolina Zubel is a project manager at the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE) in Poland. She focuses on EU funded...

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Dr Fabian Zuleeg is Chief Executive of the European Policy Centre.

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Mateusz Żurawik is Editor at the Polish edition of the Harvard Business Review and the Poland, Go Global magazine. He is also a...