Born on Feb. 18, 1951 in Pernik. Married, has two children.
Graduated in Automatization of the Production from the University of Mining and Geology of Sofia. Worked as a constructor, head of the construction section, and head of the production section in "Struma" Machine Building Plant. Deputy director general of "Radomir metal" 1990-91. Manager of the Pernik Stock Exchange 1992-95.
Chairman of the Municipal Council of BSP in Pernik until 1995. Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Municipal People's Council (mayor) of Pernik 1988-89. Mayor of Pernik municipality from BSP and coalition since Nov. 1995.