Dr. Roman Zyla is currently the Regional Corporate Governance Lead (East Asia Pacific) based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he covers the EAP region. His principle role includes assessing corporate governance practices of IFC investment clients as well as business development for ESG advisory services.
Roman’s experience in corporate governance includes work with financial institutions, funds, listed companies, state-owned enterprises, and family-owned companies across Eastern Europe, Africa and East Asia Pacific. Roman has more than 20 years of experience in risk analysis, small enterprise and corporate development, and has served as a founding board member of a family-run company.
A specialist in emerging market business development, Roman holds a Ph.D. from University College, University of London on the subject of SME development. With experience in East Asia Pacific, he has also worked throughout Africa, Eastern and Central Europe, Central Asia as well as MENA, and Latin America.