Born in 1958, in Velingrad, Plovdiv district. Married, has one son.

Completed the English language high school in Plovdiv. Graduatedin International Law from the Moscow State University for International Relations. Studied at the Diplomatic Academy in Moscow. Worked in the diplomatic corps, the Bulgarian embassy in Bangkok - Thailand, and the "Asia" and "International Law" departments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - positions from trainee-attache to third secretary. Parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Finance 1993. Head of the Minister's of Finance Office 1994. Spokesperson of the Council of Ministers Jan.1995-May 1996. Head of the "Concessions" department at the Council of Ministers June 1996 - Feb. 1997.