Senior consultant with over 18 years of experience in the field of economic development. Over 12 years of working experience on donor-funded economic growth and development projects in South East Europe and Eurasia (USAID, UNDP, U.S. Embassy); and more than 7 years of professional working experience working in the field of SME development sector (growth, policy, pipeline, strategies, analysis); management of EU projects and programmes, preparations and writing of proposals (FP7 and H2020), procedures and policy monitoring. Moreover, an experienced specialist in the field of communication, policy, research, preparation and execution of action plans and strategies. Currently undertaking a role of Project Manager at META's Economic Development Department in Brussels and having a number of projects under my management (Mirris- Mobilising Institutional Reforms in Research and Innovation, CASI-Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation Systems, Ace Creative and other). Often undertaking a role of moderator or key note speaker. Published author of numerous articles, strategies and policy briefs.