Born on March 10, 1948 in Ruse. Married, has two children.
Graduated from Moscow's Energetics Institute 1972. Worked in the National Center for Metrology 1972-92, including as general directorl. Deputy chair of the Committee on Standardization and Metrology 1991-92. Worked in a private company 1993-95. Chair of the Committee on Standardization and Metrology May 1995-Feb. 1997.
Publications: two books and over 50 scientific articles in the field of metrology.