Born on July 10, 1957 in Vyatovo, Ruse district.
Graduated from the University of Mining and Geology in Sofia. Post-graduate studies in Moscow. Ph.D. in Economy. Lecturer at the Academy for Social Sciences and Social Management in Ruse. Assistant professor of economics at the University for National and World Economy in Sofia. Chair of the Board of Managers of Stomana-Pernik since 1994. Deputy chair of the Interdepartmental Council for Foreign Investments 1995-96. Deputy Minister of Economic Development Feb. 1995-Feb. 1997.