Born September 18, 1957 in Radomir. Divorced, has two children.
Graduated from the Higher Institute at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Law Faculty of Sofia University. Inspector of Grave Criminal Offense in the Sofia Police Department 1981-90. Director of Sofia Police Department in 1991-92. Secretary-in -Chief of the Ministry of the Interior in 1992-93. Lawyer and expert with the Parliamentary Group of United Democratic Forces in the 36-th and 37-th National Assembly. Secretary on security issues with the Presidency since Jan. 1997.
Minister of Internal Affairs since Feb. 1997.