Born April 17, 1955 in Haskovo. Married, has two sons.
Graduated in Law from Sofia University. Member of a working group which drafted the Labor Code and regulatory framework for collective contract negotiations. Worked as legal inspector in the Labor Safety Inspectorate. Served as Head of the Legal Department, and Deputy Chair of the Confederation of Independent Labor Unions in Bulgaria.
Minister of Labor and Social Welfare since Feb. 1997.