Liliyana Pavlova Liliyana Pavlova

Doctor of Economics
Master’s degree in Public Administration and European Integration, Varna Free University" Chernorizets Hrabar"
Bachelor’s degree in "International Economic Relations", UNWE
Postgraduate qualification: "Law", IPS to UNWE, Sofia, 2002
Professional career:
2009- Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Head of the Department for "Programming of Regional Development", the Department of "Territorial cooperation management", and the Department of "European Infrastructural Projects"
2002-2009- Head of the "National Fund" Department, Ministry of Finance (Financial planning, control and certification of EU funds)
2002- Expert at the Department of "National Fund", Ministry of Finance
1999-2002- ISPA "Coordination Unit"-Expert, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Work
1999-Specialist in International projects, Institute for Postgraduate Studies, UNWE
1998-1999- Office manager, PHARE, Tempus project "SME-03051-97 National Academic Center for Management and Capital Markets"
1997-1999- Finance manager, PHARE BG 9315 "Training program for managers"

Traycho Traykov Traycho Traykov

Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism

Traycho Traykov was born in 1970 in Sofia.
In 1994 he graduated from the University of National and World Economy with a Master's Degree in International Economic Relations.
He has specialized in financial analysis, controlling and management in Austria and Germany.
Traykov has expert knowledge in the area of corporate management, restructuring and turnaround.
His professional career started as a merger and acquisition consultant at UK strategic and financial advisory firm.
He has taken part in a series of projects in Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on energy.
In 2004 he joined the German company Roland Berger.
In 2005 Traykov became a part of the EVN Bulgaria Management team.
As a Procurist of the company, he has successfully contributed to the implementation of modern corporate governance practices, efficiency increase and reduction of technological losses in the company, increase of the collection rate, successful integration of District heating Plovdiv, following its acquiring.
In July 2009 Traycho Traykov was nominated and voted as member of the Bulgarian Government as Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism.

Dessislava Yordanova Dessislava Yordanova

Dessislava Yordanova has a master’s degree in political science and in French literature from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" and a master’s degree in social sciences from the University of Bucharest. She is specialized at the Free University in Brussels, Belgium and the Institute for Political Studies in Bordeaux, France.
From October 2011 Dessislava Yordanova is Acting Head of the Housing Policy Directorate in the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. The Directorate is responsible for the implementation of housing policy in Bulgaria and is a concrete beneficiary under the OPRD scheme BG161PO001/1.2-01/2011 Support for energy efficiency in multi-family residential buildings.
From November 2009 to September 2011 Dessislava Yordanova is a state expert at the Managing Authority of Operational Programme "Regional Development", Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. From September 2007 to October 2009 she is a chief expert at the Managing Authority of Operational Programme "Technical Assistance", Ministry of Finance. She has worked as a project coordinator at Transparency International-Bulgaria.


Ivanka Dilovska Ivanka Dilovska

Chairman of the Management Board, Energy Management Institute

Ivanka Dilovska is Chairman of the Management Board of the organization since it was established in June 2010. Her extended professional experience in the energy sector began in ENERGOPROEKT JSC and afterwards she took over managing positions in the energy ministry as Director of directions for energy strategy, projects, markets and state governance (1993-1996, 2002-2005, 2007-2010) and Deputy Minister of Energy (1996, 2005-2006). Major areas of interest and responsibilities during these periods are the sector policies and strategies, energy balances, statistics, analysis and prognosis; energy markets and projects; regulation; privatization and restructuring of the branch.
At the same time Mrs. Dilovska was a member of the management and supervisory boards of a number of big energy companies as a representative of the minister of energy. She has worked as a consultant to the Energy Commission in the National Assembly, the Privatization Agency, the State energy and water regulatory commission, a number of PHARE projects related to energy policies, the Economic and Investment Bank.
Mrs. Dilovska has a master degree in Business Administration and Electronic Processing of Information from the University of National and World Economy. 

Daniel Berg Daniel Berg

Daniel Berg was appointed EBRD’s Director in Bulgaria in July 2010. In this position, he is responsible for the Bank’s operations in the country, which includes monitoring a portfolio of approximately Euro 1 billion and developing new investments of around Euro 200-250 million per year.
Daniel joined EBRD in 1995 as an Advisor in the US Executive Director's Office. He transferred to EBRD’s Banking Department in 1997, where he worked for the Financial Institutions Team. 
In 2000, he moved to Kazakhstan and as a Principal Banker, implemented investments across sectors – including manufacturing, infrastructure and financial institutions. From Kazakhstan, in 2004, Daniel was appointed Head of Office in the Kyrgyz Republic, managing the office and overall operations. He was asked to assume a similar role in Albania from 2007-2010, i.e., until his most recent appointment in Sofia.
Prior to EBRD, Daniel worked as an economist in the US Department of Treasury.  He is educated in the US, at Rutgers College and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

Markus Repnik Markus Repnik

Markus Repnik is the World Bank Country Manager for Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia. He holds a Master of Economics and Social Sciences from Innsbruck University. His postgraduate education focused on management, institutional change and leadership, including the Harvard Business School Executive Development Program and the Cambridge University Sustainable Development Leadership Program. Mr Repnik has 25 years of international experience in Europe, United States, Africa and Latin America. He joined the World Bank in 2000 and served as Country Manager in Cameroon and Central African Republic. Before moving to Sofia in July 2010, Mr Repnik was World Bank Country Manager in fYR Macedonia. Before joining the World Bank he was with Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and previous to this he worked as a management consultant in Germany. He is married and has two children. 


Sebastian Noethlichs Sebastian Noethlichs

Sebastian Noethlichs is the managing director of n-vision energy, the Bulgarian office of his family’s renewable energy business. Having grown up with the renewable energy industry from an early age, he joined the family business full time in 2005. In 2007 he established n-vision energy and moved to Sofia.
Sebastian is the first executive director of the Bulgarian Wind Energy Association (BGWEA). He is the chairman of the working group on energy of the German chamber of commerce and a member of the American Chamber of Commerce’s working group on renewable energy.
Prior to his work in Bulgaria Sebastian was an electricity and emissions options trader for Goldman Sachs in London.
Sebastian holds a Bachelor’s degree in management from the London School of Economics. Before university Sebastian studied in the USA on a scholarship by the US Congress and German Bundestag. He has lived and worked in Germany, the USA, the United Kingdom and Bulgaria.

Nikola Gazdov Nikola Gazdov

Nikola is among the founding members of BPVA and Chairman of the Board of the association since 2009. He is Managing Director of Renergy Ltd – a Bulgarian project developer active in the field of RES and e-mobility. In April 2011 Nikola joined juwi Solar GmbH as head of juwi’s Bulgarian office.
Nikola holds a Master’s degree from the honors MA program ‘East European Studies’ at LMU Munich. Prior to that he has studied Political science in Munich and International Political Economy at the University of Birmingham, UK.


Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes

Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes is the President of EREF, the  European Renewable Energies FederationE, the voice of independent producers of energy from renewable sources. He is representing EREF as a Board Member of EREC, the European Renewable Energy Council.
He is a Board Member of the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE). He is the Chairman and Spokesperson of BEE’s working group on European and international policies.
Representing both EREF and BEE, he has been actively involved in EU Policies, in particular in the process of shaping the Renewable Energies Directive, by keeping close contact with European and national parliamentarians, government representatives, industry associations in Brussels and EU-Member States, and with the European Commission.
From November 1998 to December 2005, he was a Director General in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), in charge of – among others –renewable energies and climate protection. He was one of the two chairmen of the International Steering Committee preparing the renewables2004-conference in Bonn. After the conference, he became a co-chair and later a member of the Bureau of the Global Policy Network, now known as REN21.

Piotr Styczeń Piotr Styczeń

Born in Gorzów Wielkopolski (1956); graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Szczecin and State Vocational School of Higher Education in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
Since 1992 professionally involved with cooperative housing; since 1999 President of the Executive Board of Housing Cooperative "Włókno" in Gorzów Wielkopolski; Director of Pomeranian Gravel Mines in 1998-1999; since 2001 also President of the Executive Board of the Foundation for State Vocational School of Higher Education in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
Professional licence for property administrator, lecturer of property administration, especially housing supplies of housing cooperatives and communities, and also implementation of contemporary methods of receipts and costs administration in housing economy. Also a consultant for drafting housing strategies and professional standards in property administration. Involved in drafting housing strategy – "Gorzów 2001+" and in 2003 for Poznan –standards and principles in property administration for the Executive Board of Council Flat Supplies.


Dimitar Zwiatkow Dimitar Zwiatkow

Dimitar Zwiatkow has joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Sofia in 2006. He graduated in law from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany and is admitted to the Sofia Bar and to the Munich Bar. Dimitar Zwiatkow specializes in corporate, banking and finance and energy law. During his career he has gathered excellent and extensive experience with numerous international clients. He speaks English, German and Bulgarian.

Encho Hristov Encho Hristov

Encho Hristov is Head of Sales Department at International Power Supply (IPS), a Bulgarian manufacturer of high-tech power supply solutions. He owns the German Master of Science degree "Dipl. Ing. (TUM)" in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies from the prestigious Technical University in Munich. Before IPS from 2008 to 2010 he was a consultant at the German divisions of the consulting company Altran Technologies and he worked on engineering projects in the automotive industry for manufacturers like Ford and BMW. Between 2005 and 2008 Mr. Hristov was an employee of Infineon Technologies and gathered experience in the engineering and development center of the company, which earlier was a part of Siemens. He speaks English, German and Bulgarian.

Dimitar Stoyanov Dimitar Stoyanov

Dimitar Stoyanovis a  Chairman of theBulgarian Association ofKnowledge Management.
In 2010 -2011 he worked as COO and advisor in the Bulgarian Green Building Council. He was advisor to the Regional Development Minister Rosen Plevneliev on regional policy, urban development and energy efficiency.
From 2005 to 2009 worked for the NPP "Kozloduy" as a nuclear engineer and an expert international projects including in the field of knowledge management.
He graduated from the Technical University of Sofia, where he defended a master's degree in "Nuclear Energy" and "Industrial Management".
Specialized knowledge management in Vienna.
Consult the public and business organizations in the field of sustainable development, energy efficiency and knowledge management.


Alexandre Nedeltchev Alexandre Nedeltchev

Alexandre Nedeltchev is the Institutional Relations Manager of Dalkia Bulgaria.
He graduated from different universities: Sociology (University of Paris V – Sorbonne), Political Sciences (Sciences Po Paris), Management of European projects (University of Cergy-Pontoise), European Affairs (College of Europe) and Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA).
He worked as project manager for two projects funded by the European Union (ACRINET / Culture 2000 and STRABON / Eumedis) and as a lobbyist at the European Parliament for the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). In 2006, he decided to come back in Bulgaria where he has been proposed a position at the French Embassy. In charge of the public seminars of the Embassy, he organized two cycles of lectures (more than 30 debates) in the field of European integration "Europe here and now" and Sustainable Development "Europe goes green".
Since the 1st of November 2010, he is responsible of the institutional relations of Dalkia Bulgaria.

Ivo Tsachev Ivo Tsachev

Ivo Tsachev is representative of juwi Solar in Bulgaria. He has an Engineer's degree from the Technical University in Munich. 
Mr. Tsachev has a solid experience in the sphere of production outsourcing, project management and consulting in the heavy industry, the construction business and the energy sector. He has managed a technology transfer project for the starting of new production facilities in Bulgaria - elements for wind energy generators. 
Since 2007 Mr. Tsachev is organizing the production of elements for the production lines of waste-to-energy power plants for the German company Martin für Umwelt und Energietechnik GmbH. Previously, he has worked as project manager of engineering projects for BMW (Germany), NISSAN (UK), VW (Brazil), KUKA (Germany). 
Mr. Tsachev is member of the Board of the Bulgarian Photovoltaic Association and chairs the working group ‘10.000 solar rooftops’. He is also member of the working group ‘Grid availability and interconnection’. 
Mr. Tsachev is a Graduate Engineer - Technical University, Munich.  While studying, he worked as an Assistant to the Professor of the chair for Product development at the TU Munich.

Arch. Georgi Kolarov Arch. Georgi Kolarov

President, Bulgarian Green Building Council
Georgi Kolarov graduated Architecture at the Dresden Technical University. He began working at Technoexportstroy in 1981 and participated in a large number of projects in Africa and the Middle East. Since 1991 he is a principal/director/ at  Bulgarconsult Architecture and Engineering, has managed and realized significant project work including banks, hotels, offices, residential and commercial buildings.
Arch. Kolarov is an active figure in the field of sustainable construction and development and is a main initiator in the creation of the Bulgarian Green Building Council, serving as President of the Board of Directors since 2009.

Hristo Hadzhiev Hristo Hadzhiev

Hristo Hadzhiev is the head of "Product Management" Department at EVN Bulgaria. He has worked in the Energy sector since 1997. He is a graduate of the Technical University of Sofia, major Electronics. He has an Energy qualification from the Technical University of Sofia, Branch Plovdiv and a professional diploma in Corporative Management from the Open University in the UK, and New Bulgarian University in Sofia.