Born on Nov. 21, 1945 in Ruse. Married, has one daughter.
Completed the Mathematics high school in Ruse. Graduated from Ruse University. Post-graduate studies at the High Academy for National Economy in Moscow. Chief engineer and deputy director of the "Mashproekt" institute, Ruse. Head of a "Mashinoexport" project team in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Director general of the joint venture "Kilimandjaro Machine Tools". Director general of the Plant for Heavy Industry in Ruse. Director of the "Credit Bank" branch in Ruse.
Mayor of Ruse municipality from BSP and coalition since Nov. 1995.