As a Regional Director for Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) for East and Southeast Europe, Dr Rainer Adam is in charge of around 22 countries. His portfolio includes 6 FNF Project Offices – Western Balkans, Southeast Europe, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Turkey and South Caucasus. The Foundation for Freedom has respectively offices in 6 locations in the region- Belgrade, Sofia, Moscow, Kyiv, Istanbul and Tbilisi.
In addition, Dr Adam will temporarily hold as well the position of Interim Project Director for FNF Southeast Europe for Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Moldova after the end of the mandate of Daniel Kaddik, who is now the Executive Director of the European Liberal Forum in Brussels.
Dr Adam has been working in the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom since 1990. He dedicated more than 25 years of his career to the promotion of liberal values, democracy, human rights, free trade and market economy mainly in Asia – China, Singapore, India, Indonesia and Thailand. Before he moved to Sofia in 2014 to become the Regional Director for East and Southeast Europe, Dr Adam was Regional Director for Southeast and East Asia in Bangkok. His expertise includes democracy promotion, political party development, good governance, citizens’ participation, property rights and land policy, economic policy, institutions and legal reform. He holds a PhD from Bonn University, Germany in agricultural economics.
Dr Adam will continue the successful projects of FNF Southeast Europe in support of the civil society in Bulgaria. One of these initiatives is the Black Book of Government Waste in Bulgaria.
Dr Adam will occupy the Interim Project Director for FNF Southeast Europe until the appointment of new director for Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania and Moldova. Meanwhile, he continues to serve as Regional Director of FNF East and Southeast Europe.