Lyubomir Petrov DACHEV

Born on Jan. 5, 1935 in Sofia. Married, has one daughter.

Completed high school in Sofia. Graduated from the Technical University in Sofia 1959. Ph.D. in Engineering 1968. Research associate and senior research associate 2nd rank, head of the "Automatization" section at the Institute of Textile Industry 1959-74. Head of department, director and deputy chair in the State Committee on Science and Technical Progress 1974-85. Deputy chair of the State Committee on Research and Technologies 1986-87. Head of department in the Ministry of Economy and Planning 1987-89. Member of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions.

Member of BSP. Deputy Minister of Industry and Technologies 1989-91. Deputy chair of the Committee on Standardization, Certification and Metrology 1991-92. Director of department in "Metalurgimpex" 1992-95. Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technologies 1995-June 1996. Minister of Industry June 1996-Feb. 1997.

Awards: orders "Cyril and Methodius" 1st class 1978, "Red Flag" 1985, "Services to the People's Republic of Poland" 1985.