Roman became a head of the Center for Philanthropy Development in January 2019.
From 2008 till 2014 he served as an Executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Russia, a mentoring program for children in need. Between 2014 and 2019 he continued his work as a Board chairman of this organization. In 2008-2017 Roman ran a Nedoslov theatre project for deaf actors as volunteer. Prior to joining the Foundation he worked in the Ruben Vardanyan and Veronika Zonabend private foundation being responsible for structuring and developing different philanthropic projects, in particular the PHILIN (Philanthropy Infrastructure) project aimed at non-profit professionalization.
Roman graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and holds a Bachelor degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Economics. In 2011 he took a course “Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations” in the Harvard Kennedy School, in 2012 he participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program Volunteerism in the USA. In 2018 Roman completed a one-year program The Goergeler Kolleg for Good Governance 2017/2018 implemented by the Robert Bosch Stiftung in partnership with the German Council on Foreign Relations.