Roman Badanin is the founder and editor-in-chief of Proekt, a non-profit investigative media organisation based in Russia. Previously, he worked at Dozhd, RBC, and the Russian edition of Forbes magazine as editor-in-chief. He has also worked at Gazeta as deputy editor-in-chief.
Roman has been affiliated with the Gorbachev Foundation and the Russian Academy of Sciences as a researcher. He studied history at Moscow State University, and was a Stanford John S. Knight international fellow in Journalism.