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Director General of SELEC

Professional experience:

  • December 2017 - present: Director General of SELEC
  • October 2011 - December 2017: Director for Legal and Internal Affairs of SELEC
  • January - October 2011: Head of Legal and Internal Affairs of SECI Center
  • 2004 - 2011: Head of European Affairs Department, Ministry of Interior of Republic of Bulgaria
  • 1997- 2004: Director of European Legal Integration Directorate, Ministry of Justice of Republic of Bulgaria
    • Member of the Co-ordination Council for the preparation of Republic of Bulgaria for the accession to the European Union
    • Member of the Bulgarian team - Chapter “Justice and Home Affairs”, within the negotiations for the accession of Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union
    • Head of the Bulgarian team - Chapter “Company law” within the negotiations for the accession of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union
  • 1981- 1997: Chief Legal Advisor, various Bulgarian companies


  • 2013: International Fellows Program of NAGTRI, USA “Strategies to fight organized crime and cybercrime”
  • 2004: Patent Office- USA, Intellectual property rights protection
  • 2002-2003: Assistance Programme, European Institute of Public Administration - Antenna Luxemburg, Train the Trainers in Community Law
  • 2000-2001: Asser Institute - Netherlands, Training Course on EU Legislation and Practice
  • 1999: Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) France, European Union Course
  • 1998: King’s College, London, Law and Practice of Treaties Course
  • 1998: College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, Intensive course of European Law
  • 1993: European Convention on Human Rights and the Instruments of the International Legal Cooperation


  • 2001-2011: National Institute of Justice of Bulgaria

Visiting Lecturer:

  • Institute of Public Administration and European Integration
  • Universite de Montreal - Quebec, Canada

Additional information: Participation in international fora on Bulgarian and European legislation and practice, including SELEC Convention Expert Working Group as Head of the Bulgarian delegation, Conference de Montreal, Canada etc.

Multiple publications,i.e :

  • The harmonization of Bulgarian legislation as an important aspect of the integration process of the Republic of Bulgaria, Editor (1999)
  • European Convention on Human Rights - Legal Aspects and Judicial practice, Editor (2003)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Bulletin “Legal European Integration”(2001- 2004)
  • European Union Enlargement, - Bulgarian Accession to the EU - legal aspect, Canada (2004)
  • The negotiations Bulgaria - EU, Bulletin Europa (2004)
  • Harmonization of the Bulgarian legislation with the EU law in the area of the Company law (2000)
  • Legal Aspects of the Foreign Investments in Bulgaria, Germany (2000)


  • Certificate of appreciation for the significant contribution in the fulfillment of SECI Center/SELEC mission
  • 2007, 2009 and 2010 Official gratitude by the Minister of Interior
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Special Award for the significant contribution to the accession of Republic of Bulgaria to the European Union
  • 2007 Gold medal “Justice, Security, Liberty”


  • Bulgarian: mother tongue
  • English: advanced
  • French: advanced
  • Russian: very good