Born in 1942, in the village of Galiche, Byala Slatina municipality, Montana district. Married, has two children.

Graduated from the University for National and World Economy in Sofia 1968. Worked in the Labour Research Institute. Ph.D. in Economy. Senior research associate. Worked as a researcher for 25 years. Deputy director of the Labour Institute, worked on its liquidation in 1992. Chief expert and head of the "Social Policy" department in the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare 1992-94. First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare since Oct. 1994.