Born on May 27, 1951 in Blagoevgrad, Sofia district. Married, has two daughters.
Completed high school in Blagoevgrad in 1969. Graduated in Machine Engineering from the Technical University in Sofia 1974. Post-graduate studies at the Academy for Social Sciences in Moscow 1987-88. Machine engineer and technologist in ZIIU-Razgrad for 12 years.
Member of BSP since 1976. Instructor in the Regional Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party for two years. Deputy chairman of the Municipal People's Council in Blagoevgrad for 1 year. Secretary of the Interim Executive Committee of the Municipal People's Council in Blagoevgrad 1991. Involved in private business through "Complect Commerce"-Sofia, for 2 years. Had a firm of his own for 2 years. Chairman of the Regional Council of BSP in Blagoevgrad for 3 years. Member of the Executive Bureau of the Supreme Council of BSP 1991-96. District governor of Sofia district 1995-Feb. 1997.