Ruslan Papazyan

SweCham Bulgaria

Role: Founding Board Member

Industry: Industrials

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

Ruslan Papazyan is a Founding Board Member of the Swedish-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce (SweCham Bulgaria). Ruslan is highly experienced in leading teams that provide engineering products and services for Energy, Automotive and Aerospace customers across multiple geographies.

He was 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.