Veselin Ivanov BLAGOEV

Born on Aug. 14, 1950 in Burgas.

Graduated in Machine Building Technology from the Technical University in Sofia 1974, and in Mathematics and Control from the Bucharest University 1976. Post-graduate studies in marketing at Pennsylvania University, USA, 1984. Ph.D. in Engineering. Corresponding member of the International Academy of Automatization - Moscow. Member of the American Marketing Association - Chicago. Worked as a technologist, research associate, and program director of the Marketing Department at the Center for Qualification of Management Personnel in the Machine Building Industry 1979-85. Head of the marketing department at "Electroimpex" 1985-90. President of "BEKKO" Co. 1990-93. Lecturer in marketing and executive director of "International University" - Sofia. Lecturer in marketing at the Technical University of Sofia and at the New Bulgarian University - Sofia.

Secretary general the Council of Ministers 1993-94. Executive director of the Agency for Privatization since March 1995.

Publications: six books on marketing, over 30 scientific articles.