Ruslan Stefanov is Director of the Economics Program of the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD). He is also manager of CSD’s SELDI network, an initiative of some 30 think-tanks and NGOs in South-Eastern Europe seeking to achieve better governance in the region. Mr. Stefanov is a Marie Curie Research Fellow of the Sheffield University Management School and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Cluster for Research on the Informal Sector and Policy at the University of Sheffield. He is a member of the Free Enterprise and Democracy Network of the Center for International Private Enterprise. He has been regularly called to testify to the European and Bulgarian Parliaments. He has been a contributor with various international and European media outlets, such as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Foreign Policy, ARD, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Christian Science Monitor. He was one of the lead authors of The Kremlin Playbook: Understanding Russian Influence in Central and Eastern Europe (CSIS/Roman and Littlefield, 2016), coordinating research teams in five European countries. He holds an MBA from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. Mr. Stefanov speaks English, German, and Russian.