Ruslan Papazyan

Eberspächer Bulgaria

Role: Plant Manager

Industry: Technology, Telecoms & Media

Functional Expertise: CEO, Manufacturing, R&D, Sales & Marketing

Ruslan Papazyan is the Managing Director and Plant Manager of Eberspächer Bulgaria –  Eberspächer Group is ensuring clean mobility, whether for passenger cars, trucks, buses, construction and agricultural machines, campers or boats. Through its Division Climate Control Systems, Eberspächer Group is establishing a manufacturing plant in Bulgaria aiming to reach 500 team members and supply solutions to all types of drive systems, including plug-in hybrid and fully electric ones.

Ruslan is highly experienced in leading teams that provide engineering products and services for Telecoms, Energy and Automotive customers across multiple geographies. He was an Executive Director at Telelink Infra Services (TIS) Bulgaria (an international group of companies dedicated to integrating information, communication and industrial automation technologies) and а Regional Managing Director at the Swedish industrial group Trelleborg for South-East Europe, Middle East and Africa in the period 2013 – 2019. There he developed the team in Bulgaria to be responsible for 63 markets within the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions business. Prior to that, Ruslan was part of the Swiss-Swedish engineering group ABB, which he joined in 2000 at the Research & Development center in Sweden. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Executive Manager at the ABB manufacturing unit in Sevlievo, Bulgaria where he oversaw investments in technology, manufacturing capacity, control, and planning systems.

Ruslan holds a PhD in electro- and material technologies from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) – Stockholm and an Executive MBA from the University of Sheffield. His research won the 2004 Prize for best R&D in the field of maintenance techniques for the electric power industry in Sweden. In 2011 he won the 2011 NextGeneration competition for young business leaders and & entrepreneurs of Capital Newspaper. Ruslan is a certified Mentor from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), UK and a Founding Board Member of the Swedish-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce (SweCham Bulgaria).