Mr. Ruslan Zhechkov

Senior Short-term Expert- Banking & Climate Finance

Mr Ruslan Zhechkov is an economist with more than 20 years of experience in different areas of the green and circular economy, climate change and climate change financing. He has worked on the issue of finance with clients such as DG Environment, DG Regional and Urban Policy; EIB; and the World Bank. He has covered topics related to project structuring and prioritisation, improvement of project maturity, matchmaking with International Financial Institutions, environmental performance requirements for IFI project financing; climate mainstreaming; environmental funds, etc. Mr Zhechkov has an extensive experience in most countries of the EU, the Western Balkans and Turkey, and the Eastern Partnership countries, among others globally. He has an in-depth knowledge of cities and regions and their unique perspective. While having drafted numerous case studies, he understands how to find a balance between detail and readability.
Mr Zhechkov holds a Postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies, École des Mines of Paris (Mine ParisTech) and École des Ponts et Chaussées.

He is fluent in English, French, Bulgarian, Russian and Serbian.