Born September 8, 1958 in Sofia. Married, has two children.
Graduated in Political Economy from the Higher Institute of Economics, Sofia. PhD in Economics. Worked as head of the Employment and Labor Market department in Philip Dimitrov's government. Program Director with the Center for the Study of Democracy 1993-94. Advisor in the Council of Ministers, member of the Foreign Investment Committee. Director of the Foreign Investment Agency 1995-96.
Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Cooperation since Feb. 1997.