Born on Sept. 28, 1958 in Kardjali. Married, has one child.
Completed high school in Dimitrovgrad. Graduated in Navigation and Merchant Fleet from the Navy School in Varna 1981. Engineer and ship pilot. Worked in the Bulgarian Marine Fleet and in "Voden Transport" (Water Transport) since 1972 - "International Cooperation" and "Markets and Advertising" departments. Deputy director of "Despred"-Haskovo until 1988.
Member of BSP. Secretary and chair of the Interim Executive Committee of Dimitrovgrad municipality 1990-91. Mayor of Dimitrovgrad municipality from BSP 1991-94. Bulgarian representative in the Committee on the Problems of Local Administration in the Council of Europe. MP (elected in Haskovo) in the 37th National Assembly (Parliamentary Group of the Democratic Left) Jan.-Feb. 1995. District governor of Haskovo district Feb. 1995- Feb. 1997.