MBCHAM – SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
MBCHAM – Macedonian Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce ( www.mbcham.org), is active in promotion of cross business between Macedonia and Bulgaria and support of companies regarding the regulations in both countries. The Chamber is organizing and monitoring events, business forums, assemblies of chambers, conferences, business meetings, B&B.
04.2014 Member of the Supervisory Board
BULGARTEL PLC – SOFIA, BULGARIA
BulgarTel PLC ( www.bulgartel. bg) is an alternative telecommunication operator, incorporated in 2004 as a subsidiary of BulgarGas ( www.bulgargaz.bg ) and later one become a part of Bulgarian Energy Holding ( BEH, www.bgenh.com ), which is a 100% state owned share holding company. The company have own telecommunication network covering Bulgaria and extentions over the Balkan region and Europe through partnerships with international carriers. The main backbone is deployed along the gas pipe routes along Bulgaria plus a fiber optic cable towards Skopje, Macedonia. BulgarTel customers are corporate clients with large number of offices within the country and worldwide having huge international traffic, other licensed operators in Bulgaria, ISPs, global carriers, system Integrators and other.
11.2012 General Manager of BulgarTel Skopje, Macedonian subsidiary
10.2012 Executive Director / CEO
07.2012 Member of the Board of Directors (former Chairman)
VRZ KARLOVO PLC KARLOVO, BULGARIA
Vagono-remonten Zavod – Karlovo PLC ( VRZ Karlovo PLC, www.vrz-karlovo.com ) was established in 1964 with principal business activities in repairs and maintenance of a railway cars and production of spare parts. Since 2007 the focus of the company was shifted on design, development and manufacturing of freight wagons for the Bulgarian and European markets. Customers of the factory are companies like AAE ( www.aae.ch), GATX ( www.gatx.eu), BDZ ( www.bdz.bg), Aurubis ( www.aurubis.com) and DB Schenker Rail ( www.dbschenkerrail.bg), With an investment of 10 mil euro (started in 2008), the company became one of the most modern and attractive on the market. The company’s portfolio contain platform wagons (like Sgnss), tank-wagons (like Zacns) and also spare parts and assemblies sets. The factory have implemented ISO9001:2010 quality system, certificates for RID classes 3,6.1, 8, certified welding procedures via EN15085/DIN6700 and also is a member of the Associations of private wagon’s holders in Germany and Switzerland – VPI and VAP.
2008 – 2013 Member of the Board of Directors ( fields Business Development, Marketing and Sales )
2008 – 2012 Executive Director / CEO
DG RESEARCH, EUROPEAN COMMISSION BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Directorate-General for Research & Innovation ( DG Research, http://ec.europa.eu/research/) have a mission to develop the European Union’s policy in the field of research and technological development and to coordinate European research activities. One of the instruments used is the multi-annual Framework Programs for Research and Technological Development (FP RTD, http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/) which helps to organize and financially support cooperation between high schools, research centres, and industries. The Advisory Group on SMEs was setup by the Commissioner ( till 2010 ) Janez Potochnik with a view for receiving a balanced, independent and high quality external advice for the implementation of the 7-th Framework Programme (2007-13).
2008 – 2012 FP7 SME Advisory Group
SATURN ENGINEERING LTD SOFIA, BULGARIA
Saturn Engineering ( www.saturn-engineering.com ) is a engineering design, product development and contract manufacturing company, part of the Ultraflex International Inc. group, located in NY, USA ( www.ultraflex.net ). The company was established in 1998 as a design and manufacturing services division of the mother company. Saturn grows from 7 employees in 2002 to 53 in 2006 with more then 100% per year gross profit growth and was awarded as a Most Innovative SME in Bulgaria for 2006 . Together with the mother company, Saturn takes ranks No. 562 on the 2007 INC. 5000, with three-year sales growth of 557.4%. Since 2004 г. Saturn Engineering started the Techno Park Sofia project ( www.technoparksofia.com) to support the innovative companies in Bulgaria.
2007 – 2008 Director Strategy & Business Development ( for group of Saturn Engineering, Techno Park Sofia, and Ultraflex Technologies for Europe )
2002 – 2008 General Manager / CEO
2001 – 2007 R&D Manager; QA Manager & ERP Implementation Manager
MICROSYST LTD PLOVDIV, BULGARIA
Microsyst Ltd. ( www.microsyst.net) is an innovation R&D company, specialized in control and measuring automation, laboratory equipment, engineering design and industrial software;
1996 – 2001 R&D Manager; Embedded Software Programmer
2012 – 2016* IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia EMBA; Business Administration and Management ( MBA)
1991 – 1996 Technical University of Sofia, branch Plovdiv Dipl. Eng; Master degree of electronics and automation ( M. Eng )
1993 – 1996 Technical University of Sofia, branch Plovdiv Bachelor degree – Management; International Trade and Relations ( B. Econ )
1988 – 1991 High School of Mathematics, Kardzhali Secondary Education – Mathematics & IT, Awarded with Gold Medal
2006 – Most Innovative SME in Bulgaria; issued by ARC Fund ( www.arcfund.net )
2007 – Second place in “Best Youngest Manager” contest; by EVRIKA ( www.evrika.org )
2008 – Innovation Company Award; issued by ARC Fund ( www.arcfund.net