Born on Feb. 13, 1948 in Sofia. Married, has two children.
Graduated from the Military Artillery School in Shumen, the "G. S. Rakovski" Military Academy, and the University for National and World Economy in Sofia. Army officer in the Bulgarian Army 1970-89. Chief of the "Artillery" section of the Pazardjik Division. Deputy commander of the "red barrettes" 1989-91. Chief of the Regional Police Office in Panagyurishte and the Regional Direction of the National Security Service 1992-93. Private businessman. Candidate for mayor in Pazardjik from BBB 1995. Candidate for vice-president of Bulgaria from BBB 1996.