Ilya Zaslavskiy

Program Officer, Eastern Europe

Ilya Zaslavskiy leads CIPE’s work on Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Russia at the Center for International Private Enterprise. Zaslavskiy is active in developing the capacity of business organizations in the region to advocate on behalf of market-oriented and accountable business entities and is helping to advance balanced economic research and high governance standards. His expertise includes anti-corruption and policy-reform in the mineral extraction sector, corporate governance and climate change issues, due diligence and advocacy for effective policies countering post-Soviet kleptocracy.

In prior roles, Zaslavskiy was head of research at DC-based Free Russia Foundation, fellow at Chatham House and Legatum Institute and collaborated with the Atlantic Council, Hudson Institute and other leading think tanks. He also worked on climate change issues at a Danish company RCF and in gas business stream at TNK-BP in Moscow. Zaslavskiy spent time studying at the Russian State University for the Humanities, he holds BA degree in Modern History (First Class) and MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford, and Executive Master of Management in Energy from BI Norwegian Business School. Zaslavskiy is a native speaker of Russian and is fluent in English.