Ivan Zavadsky

Executive Secretary
International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

Mr. Ivan Zavadsky works in the Permanent Secretariat of the International Commission for Protection of the Danube River as Executive Secretary to this Commission since August 2013. He worked for the Slovak Government in different senior management positions in the fields of environment and water management for more than 15 years. Since 2001 until 2007, he managed two UNDP/GEF regional projects in the Danube River Basin and Black Sea region assisting 17 countries in addressing the nutrient pollution and ecological rehabilitation of the Black Sea from eutrophication. Then he worked for the GEF Secretariat, responsible for complex regional projects on international waters. At the GEF Secretariat he has led the development of the GEF IW Strategy for the next, the 6th GEF cycle. He has a master degree in water management and a post-gradual degree on water management economics from the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.