Economic Advisor to the President of Bulgaria
Evgeny Angelov has been an Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria since January 2012. His efforts are directed at raising the competitiveness of Bulgarian companies, promoting energy efficiency, strengthening the innovation ecosystem and improving the business environment.
From the summer of 2009 until the end of 2011, Mr. Angelov held the position of Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism. He was responsible for economic, investment and innovation policy formulation and implementation; supervision of over fifty state-owned companies; and the governance of the €1.2bn Operational Programme “Competitiveness”. During this time, he served as the Chairman of the Board of both the Bulgarian Energy Holding and the National Electricity Company. Concurrently, he was the Head of the Investment Board of JEREMIE Bulgaria, a €350mm Holding Fund, which provides equity and debt financing to start-ups and SME’s. Between 2011 and 2014, he was Bulgaria’s SME Envoy to the European Commission.
Between 2005 and 2008, he was Director at Trigranit Development Corporation, a leading real estate development company in Central and Eastern Europe. From 1995 to 2003, Mr. Angelov held various positions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he structured, negotiated and executed debt and equity transactions in the financial services, pharmaceutical, cement, real estate and chemical industries in ten Central and Eastern European countries.
Evgeny Angelov holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BA degree from London Guildhall University.
6 high-profile keynotes talk about the factors that affect the entrepreneurship in Bulgaria, reflecting on the GEM report and sharing their perspective on the topic. In Bulgarian, with simultaneous translation in English