Member of the Economic and Social Council as from 24th April 2008.
Group I - employers’ organisations at national level.
He is Vice-President of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Member of the ESC Standing Commission on International Affairs and European Integration.
Educational Background:
1989-1993 - Ph.D. in Russia and the United Kingdom
1985-1987 - International Economic Relations, Karl Marx Higher Institute of Economics, Sofia
1970-1975 - Japanese Studies at the Leningrad St. Peterburg
Specialisations in Japan and the U.S.A.
Professional Experience:
2009 – ongoing - Vice-President of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2006-2009 - President of the European Federation of AOTS - Association of Overseas Training Scholarships (AOTS) -Japan
2006 – ongoing - Member of the Management Board of the WN Fund-Japan
2006 – ongoing - Director of the Plan Econ Inc.
2005 – ongoing - Chairman of the Management Board of the National Centre for Vocational Training within the systems of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2002-2004 - Expert at the TSIED to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva
1999-2009 - Member of the Executive Council of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1991-2002 - Regional Director of PlanEcon Inc. - USA for Southeastern Europe
1990-1991 - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Investmash Project
1982-1990 - Project Coordinator of Kobe Steel Ltd. and Head of the Heavy Machine Building Investment Department
1977-1982 - Reporter and Interpreter, Bulgarian News Agency
Membership in organisations:
2009-2010 - Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council
2007 – ongoing –Vice chairman of the Committee on Trade at UN/ECE – Geneva
2007 – ongoing - Member of the Monitoring Committee for the “Transport” OP (2007 – 2013)
2004 – ongoing - Vice-President of the Bulgarian Japanese Economic Council
Foreign languages:
English, Russian and Japanese



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