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Ognian Shentov

Dr. Ognian Shentov



PhD in Political Science,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

MA in International Relations,
Higher Institute of Economics, Sofia

English, Русский


Dr. Ognian Shentov is Chairman of the Applied Research and Communications Fund since the organization was founded in 1991. He is also co-founder and Chairman of the Center for the Study of Democracy, the leading Bulgarian public policy institute fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society established in 1989.

Dr. Shentov has worked on a variety of international projects on institutional reforms in Central and Eastern Europe and on measuring progress/impact in policy implementation, including in research, innovation and technology transfer. He has written and edited a number of publications on the issues of good governance, institutional and policy reforms. 

Dr. Shentov is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the New Bulgarian University in Sofia and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Green Building Council. He has served on the steering committees and boards of a range of NGOs and public policy initiatives.

He has been a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and has researched at US policy institutes and think-tanks.

Research Focus

Sustainable Development of the Energy Sector, Green Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Innovation for a Low-Carbon Transition, Institutional Frameworks and Policy Reforms for Innovation

Topics of Interest

  • Sustainable Development

  •  Innovations for Digital and Green Transition