Based in Moscow, Roman Shleynov joined OCCRP in 2016 as a regional editor for Russia. He has worked on several major transnational projects for OCCRP, including Secrecy For Sale: Inside The Global Offshore Money Maze, Swiss Leaks: Murky Cash Sheltered By Bank Secrecy, the Panama Papers, and the Troika Laundromat.
He began his journalism career in 1999 as a staff correspondent for Moscow-based newspaper Novaya Gazeta, and then as an investigations editor. He was an editorial board member for Novaya Gazeta until 2010. Then he became an investigative journalist for Vedomosti, a Russian-language business daily that was a joint venture of Dow Jones, the Financial Times, and The Moscow Times. He has won a number of awards for his work, including the Paul Klebnikov Prize for Excellence in Journalism, the Transparency International Integrity Award, the ZEIT Foundation of Hamburg Free Press of Russia Award, and the 2019 Moscow Union of Journalists Award.