Born on Aug. 9, 1951 in Sofia. Married, has one child.
Graduated from the American College in Baghdad, and from the Technical University in Sofia in 1974 with a degree in Heating Technologies. Senior research associate since 1986. Worked in "Sofproekt" 1975-91. Head of department in the Ministry of Territorial Development and Building 1991-92. Executive director of the Agency for Privatization 1992-93.
Deputy chairman of the United Christian Democratic Center (within UDF ) since Oct. 1994. Member of the National Executive Council of UDF since Apr. 1995. Deputy chairman of UDF Apr. 1995-Feb. 1997. MP (elected in Dobrich) the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF). Deputy chairman of the Economic Committee in the 37th National Assembly. Deputy chair of the Bulgarian Inter-parliamentary Group 1995-Feb. 1997.Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Industry since Feb. 1997.