Mr. Roman Kachur, a Ukrainian national, is the Alternate Executive Director for Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Romania, and Ukraine.
Mr. Kachur joined the World Bank Group Board of Directors in September 2016 as a Sr. Advisor after an extensive experience in Ukraine, in both public and private sectors.
Prior to his career at the Bank, Mr. Kachur was a Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine from 2015 - 2016, in charge of the state budget for military, government, education, healthcare, and social care. During the major downturn in the economy, he played a key role in the fiscal consolidation process to reduce the budget deficit and in the implementation of the IMF Program on Ukraine’s macro stability.
Mr. Kachur served as a Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and Chief of Staff in 2014. He was responsible for public procurement policy and implementation of e-procurement, state asset management and state owned enterprises reform, and the Ministry’s HR policy for 1,400 staff.
From 2010 - 2013, Mr. Kachur worked with the Kyiv City State Administration in charge of the relations with foreign investors. He developed an investment promotion policy recognized as the top 10 in Europe, according to the Financial Times FDI magazine. He was a team member of the Kyiv City Strategy 2025, developed jointly with the Boston Consulting Group.
From 2004 - 2010, he was a co-owner and a managing partner in the local investment boutique companies - ITT-Invest and Merit Investment Group, providing M&A and investment advisory services to major international companies in Ukraine, including HSBC, Société Generale, CRH, GetInholding.
Mr. Kachur holds a Master's degree in economics from the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. He also studied strategic management at the North Western University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, and foreign policy at the German Federal Foreign Office of the High-Level Experts program in Berlin.