Born in 1944. Married, has one son.
Completed Building high school in Varna. Graduated from the Technical University in Sofia. Worked in the Institute for Shipbuilding 1970-73, in "Grazhdanstroyproekt" 1974-79, and in Territorial Design Organization - Varna until 1991. Member of the Social Democratic Party (within SDS) since 1989.
Mayor of Varna from SDS since Oct. 1991 (re-elected for second mandate in Nov. 1995).