Q: Let’s start with the usual question: when and where were you born?
A: I was born on September 27, 1965 in the town of Dupnitsa.
Q: What are the leading values in your professional and personal life?
A: I believe in God, honesty in relationships, the institution of the family, fair relationships with contractors and partners. I defend my honor and dignity.
Q: What are you struggling with?
A: Mostly with myself – with the task of balancing the time needed for personal desires and work interests.
And with others not so much – I think it’s not my job to change people.
I want to make Bulgaria a better place to live by working to reduce the impact of industry on nature.
Q: Do you make donations?
A: Yes, but I don’t like to talk about it.
A: I would not combine business with politics, one contradicts the other.
Q: Would you share interesting details related to the founding of Nord Holding?
A: My career in the field of ecology began as a receiver of a platform for buying non-ferrous metals (scrap).
Gradually I rose in my career – cashier, merchant, partner. After some time I bought the shares of the previous company from my partners and founded the company “Nord Ltd.”, which later united other companies under its umbrella and became “Nord Holding” AD.
Q: In which educational institutions did you study?
A: I graduated from the University of National and World Economy, majoring in Economics and Trade Management, and although I have no other diplomas, I can say that I have not stopped studying since then.
Business, as well as personal development and improvement, are like a head of onion – no matter how much you peel, layer by layer, there is always more. Come to think of it, there are still a lot of unpeeled onions if you want to find them…
Q: Over the years you have gained significant leadership experience, occupying responsible positions in various companies and organizations. Could you specify the chronology and nature of your professional commitments?
A: Since 2008 I have been a manager and partner in the construction company Stroyconsult.
I have held the position of Chairman of the Bulgarian Recycling Association twice: in the period 2007-2010 and from 2011 to the present.
Since 2008 I have been a consultant on economic and financial issues of the five-star aparthotel “Lucky Bansko” in Bansko.
I am currently a Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of Nord Holding AD.
I am a founder and partner in the online stores kidso.bg and bebso.bg, specializing in the sale of goods for children from 0 to 14 years.
Q: Along with your diverse professional commitments, you also find time for your favorite personal activities, which seem to turn into much more than just a hobby. What honors and awards do you have?
A: Personally, I can boast of several awards from sports car races on the track, as well as several prizes from my participation in various golf tournaments.
In terms of business, I can highlight the Capital newspaper award for the most dynamically developing company in 2014, which was received by one of my companies – Nord Ferroindustry.
In general, Lucky Bansko Aparthotel, with which I am a consultant, has the most awards.
Almost every year the hotel wins first place in various rankings.