Born December 27, 1955 in v. Borovo, Russe region. Married, has one daughter.
Graduated in Agrieconomics from Plovdiv University and from the Higher Institute of Economics, Sofia. Deputy minister of agriculture 1992. First deputy minister of agriculture 1993. Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry in Mrs Reneta Indjova's caretaker government Oct. 1994 - Jan. 1995. Advisor to President Zhelev 1995-96. Chief Administrative Secretary in the President's office since Jan. 1997.
Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry since Feb. 1997.