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Prof. Ivan Todorov

Antigua and Barbuda

Prof. Ivan Todorov

Honorary Consul of Antigua and Barbuda

Prof. Ivan Todorov is the Managing Partner of one of the leading Bulgarian law firms “Georgiev, Todorov & Co.” and has been involved in a number of significant international arbitration cases. He has graduated ...
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Prof. Ivan Todorov is the Managing Partner of one of the leading Bulgarian law firms “Georgiev, Todorov & Co.” and has been involved in a number of significant international arbitration cases. He has graduated in Law from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He specialised in the University of South Carolina and the governmental AOTS in Tokyo, Japan. He is an honorary citizen of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. He has participated several times as national rapporteur for the UN Program for Administrative Modernization of Central and Eastern Europe. He has been a rapporteur of the commission for Drafting of the Administrative Procedure Code and he has initiated some of the significant changes in the APC. Prof. Todorov has been a member of the Board of Directors of one of the largest law firms in Europe – Eversheds Sutherland for two mandates. He is a shareholder in a number of companies such as Ciela Norma AD, DCARC Hill Clinic EAD, MC ON Clinic Bulgaria AD, Fleet Services OOD etc. In 2020 he received the prestigious award of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria “Mr. Economy”. He is the author together with Prof. Kino Lazarov of the most read textbook on Administrative Process with 8 editions.


Ms. Indiana Trifonova

AUSTRALIA

Ms. Indiana Trifonova

Honorary Consul of Commonwealth of Australia

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Мs. Radostina Ivanova - Mishineva

Austria

Мs. Radostina Ivanova - Mishineva

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria

Radostina Ivanova – Mishineva is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Burgas, Varna and Dobrich since 2017. In the period 2001 - 2004 she was Deputy Governor of a Burgas Region, and ...
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Radostina Ivanova – Mishineva is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Burgas, Varna and Dobrich since 2017. In the period 2001 - 2004 she was Deputy Governor of a Burgas Region, and in 2004 - 2005 she was an advisor in the Political Cabinet of the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works.She is a Deputy Chairman and subsequently a member of the Management Board of the Burgas Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is currently an associate professor at the Faculty of legal studies, Burgas Free University, works in the field of collective labor law, has numerous publications in Bulgaria and abroad and is the managing owner of a law firm and a company.


Mr. Georgi Ivanov

Bangladesh

Mr. Georgi Ivanov

Honorary Consul of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Mr. Georgi Ivanov was born in 1958. In 1977 he graduated from Polytechnic High School with German language teaching in Mihaylovgrad (Montana). In 1985 he graduated from the IIE in VII "Karl Marx" (UNWE), Sofia. ...
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Mr. Georgi Ivanov was born in 1958. In 1977 he graduated from Polytechnic High School with German language teaching in Mihaylovgrad (Montana). In 1985 he graduated from the IIE in VII "Karl Marx" (UNWE), Sofia. Since July 1985 he works for WTO INTERCOMMERCE, Re-Export Directorate, Central Asia and Far East Law Firm. From July 1991 to December 1995 he was the Director of the WTO Representation of Intercommerce in Dhaka, Bangladesh. From 1996 to 1998 Mr. Ivanov worked in the WTO "Intercommerce", the office "Metalex”. Between 1998 and 2001 he was the Marketing Director of Carmaco Holding, Commercial Director of Boila Shopping Center and Manager of Ongla Ltd. (Boila Club Restaurant). Since 2005 until now he has been a partner in VELEX - 99 Ltd. - investment, construction, trade and consulting. Mr. Ivanov is fluent in German, English and Russian. He has been the Honorary Consul of Bangladesh since February 2014.


Dr. Peter Iliev

Barbados

Dr. Peter Iliev

Honorary Consul of Barbados

Dr. Peter Iliev is the Honorary Consul of Barbados and the Head of the Consulate of Barbados in Bulgaria. He is a lawyer, founder and managing partner of Iliev and Partners Law Firm. He is ...
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Dr. Peter Iliev is the Honorary Consul of Barbados and the Head of the Consulate of Barbados in Bulgaria. He is a lawyer, founder and managing partner of Iliev and Partners Law Firm. He is a Lawyer of the Year Award Winner. The Distinction is a very prestigious Award of Excellence in the legal profession in Bulgaria. He is the founder of Legamax Accounting – a leading Bulgarian accounting company.Dr. Peter Iliev is a Chairman of several well-respected and renowned business organizations – the Canadian Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, Bulgarian Economic Chamber and Caribbean Bulgarian Business Club.He is a Doctor of Law and has a Ph.D. Degree in Law from Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”. He is an author of two legal science books and more than sixty scholarly articles, academic studies and other publications on legal matters.Dr. Peter Iliev is a Senior lecturer at the Law Faculty of Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”. He teaches Constitutional Law and Organization of Human Rights Protection Institutions.


Mr. Ivan Sokolov

CZECH REPUBLIC

Mr. Ivan Sokolov

Honorary Consul of Czech Republic

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Sokolov has extensive practical experience in the real economy. He has developed his own business in the field of trade, finance, consulting and investment projects. Since 2007 he has been the ...
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ivan Sokolov has extensive practical experience in the real economy. He has developed his own business in the field of trade, finance, consulting and investment projects.

Since 2007 he has been the General Director of the Plovdiv International Fair, and since 2013 - Chairman of the Board of Directors.

He is a member of 5 business organizations: the Union of Economists in Bulgaria (member of the Management Board); Association for Plovdiv, uniting 150 large companies from the city and the region; ICT "Plovdiv Cluster"; Civic Association for New High-Tech Industrialization and Business Expert Council.

He graduated from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) - Sofia, majoring in Economist Accountant, and defended his dissertation on "Management and financing of public-private partnerships at the local level" at Varna Free University in 2013. In 2014 was elected associate professor at the European University of Economics and Management. lecturer in the disciplines "Investment Management", "Business Strategies of Small and Medium Enterprises", "Public and Corporate Finance", "Cost-effective approach in public-private partnerships", "Economic Analysis" , Sales Management and Business Plan.

Author of numerous articles, publications, three textbooks and a monograph. His research interests are in the field of entrepreneurship, finance and investment management.

He speaks English, Russian and Serbian.


Mr. Konstantin Daradanov

Denmark and Norway

Mr. Konstantin Daradanov

Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark and of the Kingdom of Norway

Mr. Konstantin Daradanov was born on September 22, 1959 in the city of Varna. There, he graduated from the First Language High School with a golden medal. He is fluent in English and Russian and with ...
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Mr. Konstantin Daradanov was born on September 22, 1959 in the city of Varna. There, he graduated from the First Language High School with a golden medal. He is fluent in English and Russian and with basics in German and French. In 1978-1980 he served in the Navy. In 1985 he graduated from the University of National and World Economy with a Master degree in International Economic Relations. In 1985 he started working in FTO "Koraboimpex" as a foreign trade employee and reached the position of a Deputy Director of Directorate. Since 1991 he is a major shareholder in Deneb Invest Ltd. He has a practical experience in the area of import-export of complete projects, materials, anti-corrosion paints and coatings, technological and marine equipment and spare parts as well as fleet management of merchant ships. Since 2005 Mr. Daradanov has been an owner and manager of business also in Romania. In the period 2002-2019 he was the Honorary Consul of Sweden in Bulgaria, since 2005 he is the Honorary Consul of Norway and since 2007 he is also the Honorary Consul of Denmark. For his services Mr.Daradanov is awarded with Royal Chivalry Orders of the three kingdoms. Mr.Daradanov is a member of the Board of the Bulgarian-Scandinavian Chamber of Commerce, the Board of the Varna Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BCCI, Economic Chamber and Bulgarian Chamber of Shipping. Being Master of sport and a former National team member in Water Polo, Mr. Daradanov is as well a fan of Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tennis and Ice Hockey, and is a co-founder of the Sports Clubs "Commodore" (Water Polo), "Ice Sports" (Ice Hockey and Figure Skating) as well as of the Bulgarian Confederation of Kickboxing and Muay Thai.


Mr. Zachary Kushev

Ecuador

Mr. Zachary Kushev

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ecuador

Mr. Kushev graduated in International Economic Relations in Sofia. He speaks English, Spanish and Russian. From the very beginning of his professional career he worked in the field of chemical industry and agriculture - initially ...
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Mr. Kushev graduated in International Economic Relations in Sofia. He speaks English, Spanish and Russian. From the very beginning of his professional career he worked in the field of chemical industry and agriculture - initially in an International company - in Bulgaria and England. Subsequently he creates his own business with a Bulgarian manufacturer. He is the Chairman of the Management Board of the group of companies with over 350 employees in Bulgaria alone. It has contributed to the development of export markets to over 60 at the moment, an important part of which are the countries of Latin America. The contact with the Republic of Ecuador comes from there. His hobbies include tennis, skiing, triathlon and hiking. Mr. Kushev has been the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ecuador in the Republic of Bulgaria since 2010.


Mr. Vladimir Kisyov

Equatorial Guinea

Mr. Vladimir Kisyov

Honorary Consul of Equatorial Guinea

Mr. Vladimir Kisyov was born on February 25, 1966. Since 1989 until 2020 he is a Manager and Partner at ASPITUR OOD, ASPIHOLIDAYS OOD, ASPIGROUP OOD, NAVONA OOD, ASPIKOR OOD in Plovdiv. In 1992 he ...
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Mr. Vladimir Kisyov was born on February 25, 1966. Since 1989 until 2020 he is a Manager and Partner at ASPITUR OOD, ASPIHOLIDAYS OOD, ASPIGROUP OOD, NAVONA OOD, ASPIKOR OOD in Plovdiv. In 1992 he graduated in Technology of Catering Products, Technology of Meat and Fish, Refrigeration Technology at VHVP - Plovdiv. Mr. Kisyov speaks English and Russian. He is a municipal councilor in the Municipality of Plovdiv during the mandates 2007/2011, 2011/2015, 2015/2019, 2019/2023. Mr. Vladimir Kisyov is the Honorary Consul of Equatorial Guinea in Bulgaria and is a member of the Board of Directors of BF Judo. He has organizational, managerial and investor skills in the design, implementation and management of business activities in tourism, construction, investment, agriculture, energy and ecology. His hobbies include winter and water sports.


Mr. Yuliy Nushev

Georgia

Mr. Yuliy Nushev

Honorary Consul of Georgia

Mr. Yuliy Nushev is the owner and CEO of Sofia Connect EAD. Sofia Connect is a leading telecommunication company, with more than 10 years of experience in delivering wholesale services to other operators. The Company ...
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Mr. Yuliy Nushev is the owner and CEO of Sofia Connect EAD. Sofia Connect is a leading telecommunication company, with more than 10 years of experience in delivering wholesale services to other operators. The Company has a well-established presence in the international market and is a recognized partner for a numerous Tier 1 Carriers across the Globe. He is an honorary member and co-founder of the Bulgarian – Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.


Mr. Nedyalko Nedelchev

Germany and France

Mr. Nedyalko Nedelchev

Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic

Nedyalko Nedelchev is the Honorary Consul of Germany and France in Varna since 2003. At the same time he is the owner and executive director of Cargoexpress - ND AD, with a subject of activity ...
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Nedyalko Nedelchev is the Honorary Consul of Germany and France in Varna since 2003. At the same time he is the owner and executive director of Cargoexpress - ND AD, with a subject of activity investments and real estate management. Over the years he has participated and independently implemented a number of projects in the field of construction, car trade, catering and others. Nedyalko Nedelchev is a member of the board of the Chamber of Commerce - Varna, co-founder and member of the Rotary Club - Varna, member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Economics in Varna and a Regional Partner of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Mr. Nedelchev is married and has three children.


Maya Milcheva Vasileva

Ghana

Maya Milcheva Vasileva

Honorary Consul of Republic of Ghana

Maya Milcheva Vasileva is Assistant Private Enforcement Agent from 2006, working together with Private Enforcement Agent Reneta Milcheva Vasileva reg. № 790 with area of action Sofia City Court assigned the authority in full. She ...
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Maya Milcheva Vasileva is Assistant Private Enforcement Agent from 2006, working together with Private Enforcement Agent Reneta Milcheva Vasileva reg. № 790 with area of action Sofia City Court assigned the authority in full. She has passed the exam for Assistant Private Enforcement Agent as well as the one for Private Enforcement Agent.

She graduated from the Mathematical High School “Geo Milev” in Pleven with a gold medal. She has three higher educations and one qualification, namely: specialty "mathematics" - scientific profile at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”; qualification specialty "Informatics" at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski”, specialty “Accounting and Control” at UNWE, and specialty "Law" in SWU "Neofit Rilski".

She has worked in various professional fields, including in the field of Consulting and Accounting. Maya Vasileva works for the cooperation between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Ghana, such as exchange of goods and cargo, investments in Ghana, discovery of young talents in the Republic of Ghana and assistance for their training and realization.

https://consulateofghanain.wixsite.com/ghanaininbulgaria

Address: str “Knyaz Boris I” 130, fl.2; 

https://milcheva.com/


Мr. Erdinch Ramadan

Guinea

Мr. Erdinch Ramadan

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guinea

Erdinch Ramadan has been actively involved in the economic life of the Republic of Bulgaria since the beginning of the 90's. He has interests in the field of international trade, automotive and others, which he ...
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Erdinch Ramadan has been actively involved in the economic life of the Republic of Bulgaria since the beginning of the 90's. He has interests in the field of international trade, automotive and others, which he has been developing successfully for decades. During the years of his business and career development, he managed to establish lasting and fruitful contacts with representatives of various industries and businesses in Europe, Asia and Africa. For the last 20 years, his main business venture is related to the Russian car manufacturer AVTOVAZ, whose commercial interests he represents on the territory of our country as an authorized representative and importer of the LADA brand. In the period 2006-2010 Erdinch Ramadan is also a representative of the Iranian car manufacturer Iran Khodro. Since 2015 until now, he has been developing the LADA car market in the countries of North-West Africa, while at the same time being involved in various agricultural activities in this region.


Mr. Jordan Jordanov

Hungary

Mr. Jordan Jordanov

Honorary Consul General of Hungary

Born on the 5th of February 1954 in Sliven, married and has two sons and a grandson. Graduated with a master’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University in Budapest. Honorary Consul of Hungary in ...
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Born on the 5th of February 1954 in Sliven, married and has two sons and a grandson. Graduated with a master’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University in Budapest. Honorary Consul of Hungary in Bulgaria from January 2008 and Honorary Consul General from July 2018. Founder and Chairman of the Bulgarian-Hungarian chamber of commerce. He is well known in the Hungarian business circles in Bulgaria, initiator and facilitator of many economic and cultural initiatives between the two countries. He is also a long-time member of the Atlantic Club and Bulgarian Association of Information Technologies (BAIT). Member of AmCham, Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB) and Bulgarian Employers Association Inovation Technologies (BRAIT). Mr. Jordanov is a Chairman of the Management Board of one of the largest IT companies in Bulgaria - Kontrax JSC, founded in 1992 and he is also a majority owner of the Kontrax Group.


Ms. Tzvetelina Borislavova

Iceland

Ms. Tzvetelina Borislavova

Honorary Consul of Iceland

Tzvetelina Borislavova is a majority shareholder / 61% / and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bulgarian-American Credit Bank AD. She is the founder, owner and chairman of the Board of Directors of CIESAYEF AD. ...
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Tzvetelina Borislavova is a majority shareholder / 61% / and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bulgarian-American Credit Bank AD. She is the founder, owner and chairman of the Board of Directors of CIESAYEF AD. Tzvetelina Borislavova is the founder and chairwoman of the following non-governmental organizations: Credo Bonum Foundation, Global Bulgaria Initiative, Digitalization and Implementation of New Technologies, Tipping Point Foundation. Ms. Borislavova is the initiator of activities related to environmental protection, restoration of cultural heritage, education, the future of the economy and sustainable development. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Oxford Club; member of the Advisory Board of the Clean Energy Investment Initiative, part of the Cambridge Sustainable Leadership Program. Since 2006, Ms. Borislavova has been the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Iceland in Bulgaria. She has a master's degree in international economic relations, a master's degree in Spanish philology and English philology and she specialized in philosophy and Western languages ​​in Bucharest and Madrid.


Mr. Krasimir Simov

Indonesia

Mr. Krasimir Simov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia

Mr. Simov is from the city of Varna and is 63 years old. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration. He has been visiting Indonesia for 15 years and has been an Honorary Consul ...
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Mr. Simov is from the city of Varna and is 63 years old. He has a master’s degree in Public Administration. He has been visiting Indonesia for 15 years and has been an Honorary Consul for 5 years. He has his own business shops and warehouses, which he rents out. Mr. Simov has been importing cocoa and cocoa butter from Indonesia for several years. He was a deputy in the 37th National Assembly, 16 years Municipal Councilor and a two-term Chairman of the Municipal Council of Varna. He played boxing and was a boxing and Thai boxing judge. Mr. Simov was the first president of the Varna Boxing Club in the 1990s.


Mr. Georgi Shopov

Indonesia

Mr. Georgi Shopov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia

Mr. Shopov was born in 1972 in the city of Sofia. In 1995 he graduated from UACEG, majoring in PGS with excellent results. In the period up to 2000 he worked as a freelance designer. ...
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Mr. Shopov was born in 1972 in the city of Sofia. In 1995 he graduated from UACEG, majoring in PGS with excellent results. In the period up to 2000 he worked as a freelance designer. In 2000 he founded the company TOBO PROJECT. He is currently the managing owner of TOBO GROUP, which includes over 12 companies specializing in design and construction. The group has built over 35 residential buildings with over 1,200 apartments, over 100 gas stations, elevator facilities, hotels, numerous public procurement projects for public and industrial buildings. The group manages 3 own hotels. He is currently the Honorary Consul of Indonesia in Bulgaria and the Chairman of the Bulgarian-Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is a co-chairman of the Bulgarian Construction and Trade Consortium. Since 2016 he is the Chairman of the Management Board of the National Association of Construction Entrepreneurs.


Mr. Borislav Petrov

INDONESIA

Mr. Borislav Petrov

Honorary Consul of Republic of Indonesia

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Mr Milen Raykov

Kazakhstan

Mr Milen Raykov

Honorary Consul of Republic of Kazakhstan

Born in 1974 in Varna, married, two kids. Holds a Master degree in "Public administration", fluent in Russian and English. He is adviser to the Regional Governor of Varna Region on Economic Affairs since 2017. ...
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Born in 1974 in Varna, married, two kids. Holds a Master degree in "Public administration", fluent in Russian and English. He is adviser to the Regional Governor of Varna Region on Economic Affairs since 2017. Owner and Manager of hotels' chain, awarded many times. Major partner of RIU World and TUI World. Member and adviser to the President of the Association of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs in Bulgaria. Owner and manager of companies for investments in the construction of commercial and residential buildings.

Varna, ul. Andrey Saharov 1

https://www.astoriamare.com/ 


Mr. Mitko Solakov

KAZAKHSTAN

Mr. Mitko Solakov

Honorary Consul of Republic of Kazakhstan

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Dr. Ivaylo Dermendjiev

Kenya

Dr. Ivaylo Dermendjiev

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya

The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in Bulgaria Mr. Ivaylo Dermendjiev, PhD in private international law is the co-founder and Senior Managing Partner of SIMEONOV & DERMENDJIEV law firm. Ivaylo Dermendjiev graduated in ...
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The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in Bulgaria Mr. Ivaylo Dermendjiev, PhD in private international law is the co-founder and Senior Managing Partner of SIMEONOV & DERMENDJIEV law firm. Ivaylo Dermendjiev graduated in law from "St. Kliment Ohridski" University, Sofia. He holds a degree in English and European Union law from the University of Cambridge. He is a doctor in law with a doctoral thesis in the field of international private law and international arbitration. Ivaylo Dermendjiev is a member of the Executive Council and the Presidium of the Arbitration Court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also a member of the London International Court of Arbitration (LCIA) and a chartered arbitrator in the list of arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne, Switzerland. Mr. Dermendjiev is a member of the British-Bulgarian Law Association based in London, as well as of the Austrian-Bulgarian Business Circle.


Мr. Yosif Spirindov

Korea

Мr. Yosif Spirindov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea

Mr. Yosif Spirindov was born on November 27, 1958 and is married with two children. By profession, from the socialism period, he is a classical musician, philharmonic and opera Burgas. After the changes, he started ...
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Mr. Yosif Spirindov was born on November 27, 1958 and is married with two children. By profession, from the socialism period, he is a classical musician, philharmonic and opera Burgas. After the changes, he started a business in the field of transportation, related to passenger transport and he became a dealer of world car brands. Mr. Spirindov is also involved in trade. Currently, his main activities are related to construction, real estate and participation in European projects with different orientations. He is a chairman and founder of the foundation “Island St. Kirik and Sozopol”, entirely in the public interest.


Mr. Ivo Mihaylov

KOREA

Mr. Ivo Mihaylov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea

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Dr. Racho Ribarov

Lithuania

Dr. Racho Ribarov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania

Dr. Racho Ribarov is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Bulgaria, with headquarters in Sofia and a consular district covering the entire country. Since 2014 he has been acting as Honorary Consul ...
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Dr. Racho Ribarov is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Bulgaria, with headquarters in Sofia and a consular district covering the entire country. Since 2014 he has been acting as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Bulgaria. He is the owner of RSR EOOD, which is a company for import and distribution of medical devices and medical equipment. Mr. Ribarov is a member of the Bulgarian Medical Union, the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Balkan Medical Union. He speaks English, Russian and German. The goals of the Honorary Consul are to promote the development of trade, economic, cultural and scientific relations between the two countries, as well as to assist in the development of tourism and investments.


Mr. Petar Kouroumbashev

Malaysia

Mr. Petar Kouroumbashev

Honorary Consul of Malaysia

Petar Kouroumbashev was born on January 28, 1968 in the city of Pleven. He has three children. He graduated from the Sofia Mathematical High School and has a master's degree in Computer Science at the ...
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Petar Kouroumbashev was born on January 28, 1968 in the city of Pleven. He has three children. He graduated from the Sofia Mathematical High School and has a master's degree in Computer Science at the Technical University in Sofia. He was elected a municipal councilor in the Sofia Municipal Council for a term of 2007-2009. In the periods 2009-2013 and 2013-2014, Kouroumbashev was a Member of Parliament from the Coalition for Bulgaria in the 41st and 42nd National Assemblies, respectively. In the 42nd National Assembly he is the chairman of the Committee on Environment and Water and deputy chairman of the parliamentary group of the Coalition for Bulgaria. He participated in the campaigns of Presidents Petar Stoyanov in 2001 and Rumen Radev in 2016. From 2017 to 2019 he was a member of the European Parliament. In the EP Kouroumbashev is one of the most active Bulgarian MEPs on the Mobility Package as a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN), rapporteur on the Bus Transport Directive, rapporteur on the Directive on the European Cyber ​​Security Agency as a member of the Committee of Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE). In May 2020 he became Honorary Consul of Malaysia in Bulgaria based in Sofia. Since 2006, he has been investing successively and owns several plants that produce electricity from renewable sources with a total built-up capacity of over 4 MW and an annual production of over 6,000 MWh.


Dr. Eng. Mihail Minaylov

Mali

Dr. Eng. Mihail Minaylov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mali

He graduated from the Technical University in Sofia in 1988. From 1992 to 1998 he worked as an assistant at ENSET - Tunisia and at ISET - Nabeul (Tunisia), where he engaged in teaching and ...
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He graduated from the Technical University in Sofia in 1988. From 1992 to 1998 he worked as an assistant at ENSET - Tunisia and at ISET - Nabeul (Tunisia), where he engaged in teaching and research. In the period 1998 - 2001 and 2003 - 2005 he was the chief expert in the Ministry of Economy. In 2004 he defended his dissertation at MESI - Moscow, Department of Operations Research. Mr. Mihaylov worked as a commercial director at OOO Balkancar - Moscow. In the period 2005 - 2007 he worked at Sofia University under project E4 (Extended Enterprise Management in Enlarged Europe), funded by the Sixth Framework Program of the European Commission. Since 2007 he is the manager of the company "Procon - M" Ltd. and is engaged in consulting, trade and services. He speaks French, English, Russian and Italian. His research interests are in the field of Operations Research, Linear Programming, Schedule Theory and Decision Making in Uncertainty.


Mr. Borislav Boyanov

Malta

Mr. Borislav Boyanov

Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Malta

Borislav Boyanov is the Honorary Consul General for Malta in Bulgaria since 2000, Honorary Officer of the National Order of Merit of the Republic of Malta, co-founder and Chair of the Association of Honorary Consuls ...
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Borislav Boyanov is the Honorary Consul General for Malta in Bulgaria since 2000, Honorary Officer of the National Order of Merit of the Republic of Malta, co-founder and Chair of the Association of Honorary Consuls in Bulgaria. Borislav is the Managing Partner of Boyanov & Co. – the top tier Bulgarian Law Firm since 1990. He specialises in FDI, M&A, Banking, Public Affairs. Mr. Boyanov is described as “a great strategic thinker”. He has been an active member of the International Bar Association. He is a Founder and Co-Chair of South East Europe Legal Group – the leading regional service provider in SEE for the last 17 years. Borislav’s activity is dedicated to promoting the rule of law and improving the business climate. The Legal Development Foundation established by him contributes for training and education of generations of modern business lawyers. In 2000, Mr. Boyanov initiated a bi-annual event called Balkan Legal Forum, which since then has been considered as “one of the best legal events in the region”. Borislav is a Founding President and Board member since 2015 of the Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber (President 2015-2019), Founder and President of Maltese Bulgarian business Chamber.


Dr. Christo Iliev

Mauritius

Dr. Christo Iliev

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mauritius

Christo Iliev is the CEO and Executive Chairman of AG Capital – a leading real estate group of companies in Southeast Europe. He is also the founder and CEO of Lion’s Head – an investment ...
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Christo Iliev is the CEO and Executive Chairman of AG Capital – a leading real estate group of companies in Southeast Europe. He is also the founder and CEO of Lion’s Head – an investment and asset management platform focused on prime office properties with international blue-chip tenants in the CEE region. Mr. Iliev has over 25 years of experience in real estate. His companies have established strategic partnerships with institutional investors such as Apollo Global Management, Old Mutual, Cushman & Wakefield, EBRD, IFC, CLS Holdings. He is a Board Member at Endeavor Bulgaria, a founder of the Family Business Network Bulgaria and member of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, YPO, and Harvard Club Bulgaria. Mr. Iliev has a Master’s degree in Economics and a PhD in Economics and Management in Real Estate as well as OPM from Harvard Business School.


Dr. Eng. Veselin Chipev

Moldova

Dr. Eng. Veselin Chipev

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova

Eng. Veselin Chipev is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, with consular district covering the regions of Plovdiv, Haskovo and Stara Zagora. As an entrepreneur operating on the territory of ...
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Eng. Veselin Chipev is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, with consular district covering the regions of Plovdiv, Haskovo and Stara Zagora. As an entrepreneur operating on the territory of Bulgaria and Moldova, he supports numerous events related to the strengthening of friendly relations between the two countries, especially in the field of culture. For 14 years, Eng. Veselin Chipev has successfully managed over 10 companies, part of “Capital Holding Group” REIT, which holds a leading position among other large companies in Bulgaria. The main business activity of the company is investment in real estate, construction and improvements in them. Through its subsidiary “Capital City Center” Ltd, he manages and owns the largest commercial, financial, residential and office center in the city of Plovdiv - Capital City Center. Mr. Chipev is a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian-Moldovan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which actively promotes the development of investment opportunities between the businesses of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova, as well as with third countries.


Ms. Venceslava Yanchovska

Norway

Ms. Venceslava Yanchovska

Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Norway

Ms. Venceslava Yanchovska is the Manager of Innovation Norway’s office in Bulgaria. Innovation Norway is a state owned entity under the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Norwegian County Municipalities, and is ...
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Ms. Venceslava Yanchovska is the Manager of Innovation Norway’s office in Bulgaria. Innovation Norway is a state owned entity under the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Norwegian County Municipalities, and is the Norwegian Government’s main instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry, both domestic and abroad. Together with the EEA Grants team in Oslo, Ms. Venceslava Yanchovska is involved in the operation and administration of programmes in Bulgaria, part of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism (Norway Grants). The main programme for the period 2014-2021 is the so called “Business development, innovation and SME” Programme aiming at increased value creation and sustainable growth in Bulgaria’s private sector. Innovation Norway has the full responsibility for the development and the implementation of the Programme, which also includes assessment of project proposals,signing of project contracts, monitoring of the approved projects, certifying costs and executing payments.



Мs. Evghenia Popescu

Romania

Мs. Evghenia Popescu

Honorary Consul of Romania

Ms. Evgenia Popescu graduated in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the State Technical University in Bucharest. Since 2005, she has been the Honorary Consul of Romania, representing the country, increasing authority, promoting achievements in various ...
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Ms. Evgenia Popescu graduated in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the State Technical University in Bucharest. Since 2005, she has been the Honorary Consul of Romania, representing the country, increasing authority, promoting achievements in various fields and defending the rights of Romanian citizens. Since 1992 she has been the owner and manager of EP-Commerce Ltd., the company's activity is related to wholesale of chemical products and manufacturing, trade in rolling stock - in general, as well as their components - locomotives and wagons, parts, assemblies and units used in wagon and locomotive construction. Since 2004 Ms. Popescu is a member of the women's international organization Zonta International, which has a permanent representation in the Council of Europe and the United Nations. The organization is concerned with improving the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women globally and locally through support and advocacy.


Mr. Georgi Gergov

Russia

Mr. Georgi Gergov

Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation

Mr. Georgi Gergov was born on December 12, 1956. in the village of Nivyanin, Vratsa region. He graduated from the Higher Argar University in Plovdiv, majoring in Agricultural Engineering, master's degree. Since 1990 he began ...
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Mr. Georgi Gergov was born on December 12, 1956. in the village of Nivyanin, Vratsa region. He graduated from the Higher Argar University in Plovdiv, majoring in Agricultural Engineering, master's degree. Since 1990 he began to engage in private business. In the following years he became the owner of enterprises in the food industry and agribusiness. He later redirected his investments to tourism. He is now one of the leading Bulgarian entrepreneurs in this field. He owns a hotel and a restaurant in Plovdiv and is the founder of the National Confederation of the Tourism Industry, as well as the National Board of Tourism. Since 2007 Mr. Gergov is the executive director, and since 2009 he is a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plovdiv International Fair AD - the largest exhibition center in Bulgaria. He is currently a Plenipotentiary of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plovdiv International Fair AD. On May 27, 2008, he officially took office as Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation in Plovdiv, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo and Stara Zagora. He is a holder of the order "St. Alexander Nevsky ”- the highest Russian public award. Since 2008 until 2012 he is the Chairman of the Bulgarian Equestrian Federation. Mr. Gergov is married with two children.


Mr. Maxim Behar

Seychelles

Mr. Maxim Behar

Honorary Consul General of Republic of Seychelles

Mr. Maxim Behar is a globally renown Public Relations expert, founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of M3 Communications Group, Inc. – a leading company in the field of Public Relations and Public Affairs ...
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Mr. Maxim Behar is a globally renown Public Relations expert, founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of M3 Communications Group, Inc. – a leading company in the field of Public Relations and Public Affairs in Bulgaria. He is a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program in Leadership Decision Making and also of Economic University in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2019 he graduated also Diplomacy in Modern World in the University of London.

Maxim Behar serves as Chairman of the PR & Media Committee of the World Federation of Consuls (FICAC)

He is a President of World Communications Forum Association, based in Davos, Switzerland and ex-president of World's Public Relations Organization ICCO.  In 2016 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the only Museum of Public Relations in New York and became the first Bulgarian ever included in the prominent annual Global Power Book of the renowned British weekly PR Week. Same year African Public Relations Association appointed Mr. Behar as its Global Ambassador. In 2017 Maxim Behar was inducted into the World’s PR Hall of Fame in London. His latest book The Global PR Revolution, published in October 2019 all over US by Allworth Press became immediately bestseller among new PR books on Amazon.

Maxim is also Vice-President of The Atlantic Club in Bulgaria, ex-President and now Board Member of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sir James Mancham International Centre for Peace Study and Diplomacy, Member of the Executive Committee of James Michel Foundation in Seychelles and many more. In May 2020 US Magazine PR Week announced Maxim Behar Best PR Professional in Europe. He is a recognized lecturer and presenter in many universities all over the world.


Mr. Nikolay Vassilev

Slovenia

Mr. Nikolay Vassilev

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Slovenia

Nikolay Vassilev is а Managing Partner at Expat Capital, the largest independent wealth management company in Bulgaria. He was a member of two governments of the Republic of Bulgaria, serving as Deputy Prime Minister and ...
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Nikolay Vassilev is а Managing Partner at Expat Capital, the largest independent wealth management company in Bulgaria. He was a member of two governments of the Republic of Bulgaria, serving as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy (2001-2003), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport and Communications (2003-2005), and Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform (2005-2009). Nikolay Vassilev has a master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, USA (1997) with an exchange program at Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), as well as two Bachelor's degrees from the State University of New York, USA (1995) and the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, Hungary (1994), and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder since 1999. He speaks English, Hungarian, and Russian and has a basic knowledge of French, German, and Japanese. He is a member of the Board of the Bulgarian CFA Association. He is the author of three books – “Energy” (2009), “Menu for Reformers” (2014), and “Career or Not” (2018, in Bulgarian, English, and Hungarian).


Mr. Borislav Sarandev

SRI LANKA

Mr. Borislav Sarandev

Honorary Consul of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

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Mr. Georgi Spassov

Sudan

Mr. Georgi Spassov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of the Sudan

Mr. Georgi Spasov was born on March 13, 1946 in the city of Sofia. In 1968 he graduated from VVVU "Georgi Benkovski" with a degree in pilot engineering. Until 1980 he has served in the ...
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Mr. Georgi Spasov was born on March 13, 1946 in the city of Sofia. In 1968 he graduated from VVVU "Georgi Benkovski" with a degree in pilot engineering. Until 1980 he has served in the Air Force of the People's Republic of Bulgaria. Since 1980 until 1990 Mr. Spassov has worked in an enterprise for specialized aviation services at BGA Balkan as a pilot and chief pilot. Since 1990 until now he has been the Executive Director of Heli Air AD, and since 2000 a majority owner as well. The airline specializes mainly in the aviation provision of humanitarian and peacekeeping missions of the UN, WFP and other non-governmental organizations. In this way, for more than 20 years they have provided missions in Darfur, Sudan. This activity required Mr. Spassov to contact the administration of the Republic of Sudan. In 2018 at the suggestion of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Sudan he was nominated for Honorary Consul of the Republic of Sudan in Bulgaria. In parallel with Heli Air, he has founded several other companies that deal with investment projects mainly in Bulgaria. For the last 10 years he has been sponsoring some of the projects of the Sofia Opera and Ballet. We are currently working on a joint project to build a stage in the water for the Sofia Opera in Pancharevo Lake with the accompanying infrastructure.


Ms. Zoya Paunova

SWEDEN

Ms. Zoya Paunova

Honorary Consul General of Kingdom of Sweden

Zoya Paunova is a master pharmacist with dedication and love for science and innovation, in the field of medicine and technology. With business education at INSEAD and specializations in the UK, Sweden and the US, ...
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Zoya Paunova is a master pharmacist with dedication and love for science and innovation, in the field of medicine and technology. With business education at INSEAD and specializations in the UK, Sweden and the US, with three decades of extensive professional experience in a leading bioscience pharmaceutical company. She is one of the founders of the Bulgarian Forum of Business Leaders, the Bulgarian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, the Council of Women in Business. She is a member of the Board of SZBB, SweCham, Together in Class, former chairman of the Association of Pharmaceutical Research Companies, former vice president of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum. Ms. Paunova is an active participant and partner in activities related to prevention and early diagnosis of socially significant diseases, education, preservation of the rich cultural and historical heritage, sustainable development. Since 2017, Ms. Paunova has been the Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Sweden in Bulgaria  www.swedenabroad.com


Mr. Viktor Melamed

Thailand

Mr. Viktor Melamed

Honorary Consul General of the Kingdom of Thailand

Mr. Viktor Melamed is a founding partner at “Fama Consulting” public affairs Company. He has professional experience of many years in local public relations consulting, communications, as well as in external relations. Viktor has been ...
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Mr. Viktor Melamed is a founding partner at “Fama Consulting” public affairs Company. He has professional experience of many years in local public relations consulting, communications, as well as in external relations. Viktor has been a free-lance PR and lobbying consultant for several international companies, prior to which he had a long-standing career of more than 20 years for the Bulgarian national air carrier completed as Director “External Relations”. As of 2003, Mr. Melamed has been designated as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Thailand to Bulgaria, and from 2017 - Honorary Consul General. He has been awarded from the 3rd class of The Most Nobel Order of the Crown of Thailand, a “Commander” of the said Most Nobel Order.


Mr. Ivaylo Yotov

Uganda

Mr. Ivaylo Yotov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda

Mr. Ivaylo Yotov (Engineer and Economist) is a graduate of Riga University of Aeronautics and the Institute of Social Technologies in Latvia. He manages foreign trade companies in the industrial and civil sector, and companies ...
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Mr. Ivaylo Yotov (Engineer and Economist) is a graduate of Riga University of Aeronautics and the Institute of Social Technologies in Latvia. He manages foreign trade companies in the industrial and civil sector, and companies in the field of agriculture. He is a Member of the Managing Board of Sofia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr.Yotov is the president of “Jotov & Son Bulgaria” Ltd – a licensed company for foreign trade activities with products and services in defense and security sectors. As a result of many high-quality and timely executed specific projects, Jotov & Son Bulgaria Ltd” Ltd is well known and preferred company as a supplier of goods and services for the needs of the defense and security sectors. The Company is reliable business partner of Ministries of Defense and Ministries of Interior in more than 20 countries in the world. Mr. Yotov is also the President of BONONIA ESTATE: a boutique winery, producer of high quality Bulgarian wine, located in Northwestern part of Bulgaria, directly on the banks of the Danube River.


Mr. Plamen Bobokov

Ukraine

Mr. Plamen Bobokov

Honorary Consul of Ukraine

Plamen Bobokov is a co-founder of Prista Oil’s group of companies together with his brother Atanas Bobokov. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prista Oil Holding EAD and Member of the ...
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Plamen Bobokov is a co-founder of Prista Oil’s group of companies together with his brother Atanas Bobokov. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prista Oil Holding EAD and Member of the Board of Directors of Monbat AD. Mr. Bobokov is a co-founder of “Bobokov Brothers Foundation” for research and preservation of the cultural and historical heritage; he is an Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Bulgaria, an Honorary Citizen of Ruse, Member of the Board of Trustee of Ruse University “Angel Kanchev”. He is co-founder of the First Private Numismatic Museum in Bulgaria; Co-founder of “Process-Space'' Foundation focused on the support and the popularization of contemporary and modern art and the establishment of a thematic museum. He holds a Master’s degree in Law from Faculty of Law of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Mr. Bobokov has been awarded with: International award for “Prista Oil” for “Best Trade Name”, Vienna, Austria in 1999; International gold award for technology and quality, Frankfurt, Germany in 1999; The most successful company in Bulgaria, Magazine “Business Central Europe” in 2001 for “Prista Oil”; Company of the year award “Golden Wallet”, Bulgaria in 2003; “Investor Number One in the automobile industry”, Bulgaria in 2009; “Oil of the Year”, Bulgaria in 2009 for “Prista Oil”.


Dr. Ioakeim Kalamaris

URUGUAY

Dr. Ioakeim Kalamaris

Honorary Consul General of Oriental Republic of Uruguay

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Mr. Petar Mandjoukov

Uzbekistan

Mr. Petar Mandjoukov

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Petar Mandjoukov was born in Plovdiv in 1942. He is a graduate engineer in "Technology of Mechanical Engineering" at the University of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (MEI) in Sofia. In 1979 he graduated in "Foreign ...
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Petar Mandjoukov was born in Plovdiv in 1942. He is a graduate engineer in "Technology of Mechanical Engineering" at the University of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (MEI) in Sofia. In 1979 he graduated in "Foreign Trade" at the Higher Institute of Economics in Sofia. He speaks French, English and Russian. For many years he worked in the field of mechanical engineering and foreign trade as a director and representative of leading companies in the country and abroad. Following a proposal of various business organizations and a decision of the Council of Ministers and Decree № 228 of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Petar Mandjoukov was awarded the highest order of the Republic of Bulgaria "Stara Planina", I degree, for his charity work and merits for the development of the international relations and the cooperation of the Republic of Bulgaria with the peoples of Russia and the CIS and on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his birth. In 2020 he was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Medical University in Sofia. On November 4, 2019 The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria decided to open an Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Uzbekistan and elected Petar Mandjoukov as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Republic of Bulgaria.