Rado Petkov’s professional experience encompasses the fields of policy analysis, business development, and emerging markets investment.
As Deputy Director of the Economic and Regional Development Program of the EastWest Institute, an international think-tank specializing in the problems of post-socialist transition, Mr. Petkov led a number of economic research and policy advisory projects in Central and Eastern Europe. He worked closely with the World Bank, the European Commission and governments in the region to strengthen the institutional capacity for economic and political reform and develop the region’s human capital and high-tech potential. In 1999, Mr. Petkov led an international Economic Task Force for Southeast Europe, which designed policy recommendations for the post-war reconstruction and economic development of the region. The Task Force recommendations became an integral part of the EU-sponsored Stability Pact for Southeast Europe.
Mr. Petkov professional experience includes also business development work for Lehman Brothers Eurasia Group, an emerging markets political risk consulting firm and Rila Solutions, an international information technology consulting company. He has advised a number of institutional and private equity investors on the political and economic environment in Central and Eastern Europe and currently serves as Director of the Southeast Europe Finance Consortium.
Mr. Petkov’s education includes BA in Political Economy and MA in International Finance from the New School University in New York and MBA training from the New York University Stern School of Business. He has published a number of articles and research papers on the problems of economic and political transition in emerging markets.