France

Ruslan Zhechkov

Ruslan is the Principal Consultant in Green Economy for Technopolis Group. He is an economist who has gained 15 years of experience in different areas of the green economy. Ruslan has conducted research and provided advice in a number of fields at the crossroads of environment and economy such as transition to a low-carbon economy; environmental infrastructure investments; economic and fiscal aspects of waste, water and climate policy.

Ruslan has consulted governments in strategic policy approach in the fields of eco-innovation and sustainable consumption and production. He has worked extensively on the issue of integration of sustainability in different funding mechanisms including Cohesion policy, EBRD and EIB funding.

Ruslan has worked for and in cooperation with a number of national and international clients such as the DG Environment, DG Clima, DG Regio, the European Environmental Agency, UNEP, the World Bank, OECD and the Dutch, German, US and Norwegian governments.

Recently Ruslan has consulted the government of Belarus on strategies and policies for green economy transition as well as the government of Sri Lanka on the drafting of a national SCP policy. He has also finalised a study on financing energy efficiency in CEE and Ukraine.

Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Ruslan worked for the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe in Hungary and has consulted for Milieu, Human Dynamics and DG Regional Policy.

Ruslan obtained an MA in International Economics in the University of National and World Economy. He obtained a Postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Political Studies of Paris. He is fluent in English, French, Bulgarian, Russian and Serbian.