University of National and World Economy, 19, 8-mi Delemvri Blvd., Sofia 1700

Born in Sofia in 1958. He graduated in 1982 and defended his Ph.D. thesis on Management and Planning in 1988 at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) in Sofia. In 2005, he was elected as Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategic Planning Department. In 2009-2015 he was a Vice-Dean responsible for International Cooperation of the Faculty of Management and Administration in UNWE.

He teaches courses in Money and Capital Markets, Strategic Corporate Planning, Game Theory, and International Marketing. In 2002 he successfully covered the requirements of the program on Investment and Securities of Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. He has been a guest lecturer in the universities in Madrid, Rome, Lisbon, Riga, Nicosia, Deventer.

He served as the first Chairman for the establishment and management of the Bulgarian Securities and Stock Exchanges Commission. Additionally, he used to serve as the Director of Budget Directorate in the National Health Insurance fund, the Financial Director of the National Health Hospital, and as a chief expert in the Ministry of Economy and Planning.

He participated in a multitude of international projects including the “Ex-Ante Evaluation of the Partnership Agreement of the Republic of Bulgaria and the EU for the 2014-2020 Programming Period”, “Implementation of Practical Impact Assessment of Legislation and Policies”, “Development of a Hospital Master Plan and Restructuring Strategy”, sponsored by the European Union and the World Bank. He has more than 60 publications in Bulgaria as well as internationally. Some of them are the books – “Marketing and Planning in the Investment Companies”, “Dividend Policy”, “Research on Non-Professional Investors – Real and Potential Clients of Collective Investment Funds”; the co-authorship in “Money and Capital Markets”, “Voluntary Health Insurance Funds”, chapters in Marketing”, “Forecasting and Strategic Planning”, and a wide variety of articles.