Meet the Team
Dr. Ricardo Giucci
Dr. Ricardo Giucci is managing director at Berlin Economics.
His consulting and researching activities focus on monetary, fiscal, and trade policy, as well as regional integration.
After studying economics at the Free University of Berlin, he became a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance and a research fellow at Potsdam University, where he obtained a Ph D degree in economics.
Dr. Giucci serves as a high ranking economic policy advisor in several countries, in particular in Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, Moldova, and Georgia, as well as in the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan. He is currently the leader of the German Advisory Group Ukraine, and the German Economic Teams in Belarus (GET Belarus), Moldova (GET Moldova) and Georgia (GET Georgia). He also provides regular consultancy services to private companies in the real and in the financial sector.
Robert Kirchner has been an authorized representative of Berlin Economics since 2008, and is the coordinator of projects in Ukraine and Belarus.
His consulting and research activities focus on macroeconomic and financial sector issues, particularly in the context of transitioning countries.
After studying economics at the University of Potsdam and the Warwick Business School (UK), he worked as a research fellow at the University of Potsdam for several years.
As part of his activities for Berlin Economics, Robert Kirchner is active in a number of economic policy advisory projects: he coordinates the German Economic Team Belarus (GET Belarus), and consults governments in transitioning countries in Eastern Europe on macroeconomic topics like monetary and exchange rates policies and financial sector development.
Ilona Kaiser joined Berlin Economics in 2011, and is responsible for the financial accounting and human resource management.
After studying economics at the University of Potsdam, she worked as an accountant and tax consultant for small and medium sized companies.
Jörg Radeke advises mainly on trade and energy efficiency issues.
His areas of expertise include economic impact assessment, economic policy consulting, and economic modeling.
After studying economics at Rostock University, he worked for several years in consultant and analyst roles in London and Ireland. His interests and areas of expertise are economic impact assessments, economic policy consulting, and economic modeling.
At Berlin Economics Jörg Radeke is involved in a number of economic policy consulting projects. He coordinates the German Economic Team Moldova (GET Moldova) and our activities in Transnistria. Furthermore, he advises the Ukrainian government on establishing a finance fund for energy efficiency measures, one that supports recipients of social security benefits in particular.
David Saha joined Berlin Economics as a consultant in 2014.
His consulting and research activities focus on the real sector and public finances.
David Saha coordinates the German Economic Team Gerogia (GET Georgia). His recent consulting work has focused on Georgia’s reform of regulations and taxation in the mining industry, structural changes in Ukraine’s industrial sector, and analysis of the macroeconomic effects of a decline in remmitances in Moldova.
He previously worked at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economic policy think-tank, where he remains an Affiliate Fellow, and in the strategy unit of the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labour and Technology of the German state of Thuringia. His previous work experience includes the European Commission, the Boston Consulting Group, the German Foreign Office, and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Political Sciences from Columbia University, and is currently working on his PhD in Public Economics at the Freie Universität Berlin. David Saha is an alumnus of the German National Merit Foundation.
Dr. Georg Zachmann
Dr. Georg Zachmann has been with Berlin Economics since its foundation. His consulting work focusses on the energy economy.
Dr. Zachmann graduated from the Technical University of Dresden with a degree on inefficiency in the European energy market. In addition to his long-time consulting work with the German Advisory Group Ukraine and the German Economic Teams for Belarus, Moldova, and Georgia, Dr. Zachmann has worked with the economic think tank Bruegel on energy and climate topics.
Matthias Morgner has been working with Berlin Economics since 2013 as a consultant and project manager.
He is an expert in administrative reform, public finances, and combating corruption.
Before joining Berlin Economics, he worked for more than 15 years in diverse consulting projects supported by various donors (including the BMZ and EU) in Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Central Asia. He has advised the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance and contributed to an OECD study (Budget Review). In his consulting work with Berlin Economics, Mr. Morgner has advised the presidential administration on possibilities to increase the efficiency of public finances.
Aside from his work as a consultant, Mr. Morgner is responsible for the acquisition and implementation of projects that Berlin Economics has been commissioned by international organizations to complete. In these projects, the primary clients are delegations from the EU and Ukraine, Moldova, and other countries, as well as the general directorate of the European Commission in Brussels.
Matthias Morgner earned a Master’s degree in public policy and management (M. Sc.) at the University of London, and has lived for more than 8 years in Russia and Ukraine.
Woldemar Walter is an economic analyst at Berlin Economics. His work focuses on macroeconomic country analysis.
Mr. Walter completed his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in macroeconomics at the Free University of Berlin, and has worked in the Federal Ministry of Finance, Deutsche Bank Research, and the Market Economy Foundation. The focus of his work is bilateral relationships and bank supervision.
Anne Mdinaradze works for Berlin Economics since 2016.
After finishing her BA in Interdisciplinary Russia Studies at the University of Potsdam, she studied East European Studies with focus on Economics at the Free University in Berlin.
After finishing her BA in Interdisciplinary Russia Studies at the University of Potsdam, she studied East European Studies with focus on Economics at the Free University in Berlin. During her MA studies she was an intern at the German Business Association Georgia and the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau in Tbilisi.
Anne Mdinaradze is alumna of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. She speaks Englisch, Russian and Georgian.
Alfiya Fichtner has been working with Berlin Economics since 2015, and is responsible for both public relations and project assistance.
Aside from German, Ms. Fichtner speaks fluent English and Russian.
After completing her studies in German at Kazan Federal University, she earned a Master’s degree in European studies at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Ms. Fichtner has already worked in the European Parliament, at the German-Russian Forum, at COMMIT Project Partners GmbH, and most recently in the corporate communication department at Gazprom Germania GmbH.
Diana Pascaru works at Berlin Economics since 2017 as a project assistant. She has certified knowledge of Project Management and speaks fluently German, Romanian, English and Russian.
She graduated in law from State University of Moldova and holds a Master’s of Law Degree in International Law from Humboldt University in Berlin.
Mrs. Pascaru worked for an extended period in the diplomatic service of Moldova and brings with her a broad experience in the areas of foreign policy, cooperation with international organizations, bilateral economic relations, promotion of foreign investments and development cooperation. Before joining Berlin Economics, she worked in the area of law and human resources at a German company.
Alina Schneider works at Berlin Economics as a project assistant, and speaks fluent Russian, Romanian, English, and German.
After completing a degree in philology at the Republic of Moldova’s State Institute for International Relations, Ms. Schneider worked in an international EU youth engagement project in Finland.
She has led projects with the IREX-CPP Citizen Participation Program, the ADVIT ICYE Moldova project within the EU “Youth in Action” Program, the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum, the People to People International European Office, and most recently the EBA European Educational Academy GmbH.