Born on May 11, 1963 in Varna. Married, has one daughter.
Completed the English language high school in Varna. Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1989. Judge in Varna district court. Attorney in Varna 1991-94. Member of the Republican Party (within UDF) until Feb. 1997. MP (elected in Varna) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of UDF). Director of the National Intelligence Service since Feb. 1997.