Stoyan Georgiev DENCHEV

Born on Feb. 11, 1953 in Elhovo, Burgas district. Married, has one son and one daughter.

Completed high school in Elhovo 1971. Graduated in Mathematics and Informatics from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1978. Post-graduate studies at Willks University 1987 and at Berkley University, USA 1988-89. Guest lecturer in Tokyo 1991. Ph.D. in Engineering at the Technical University in Sofia 1983. Senior research associate 2nd rank 1986. Head of department in the Central Machine Building Institute in Sofia 1978-86. Deputy director general of the Information Center for Transfer of Technologies "Informa" 1987-90. President of the Bulgarian Association of Information Industry since 1993.

Not affiliated with any party. Chief Secretary of the Council of Ministers 1991-94. President of the Supervisory Board of "Expressbank"-Varna 1992-94. Bulgarian ambassador in Finland 1994. MP (elected in Razgrad) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of MRF). Deputy chair of the Parliamentary Group of MRF in the 37th National Assembly. Deputy chair of the Committee on Foreign Policy in the 37th National Assembly.

Publications: "Systems for Expert Evaluations", "Control of the Human-Machine Dialogue".

Awards: badges of honor of the universities of Berkley and George Washington, USA.

Leisure interests: philosophy, music.