Born on Jan. 24, 1951 in Yambol. Married, has two children.
Graduated from the Institute of National Economy in Moscow. Post-graduate studies at the University for National and World Economy in Sofia 1978-81. Instructor in the Bulgarian Trade Unions 1981-84. Inspector and senior inspector in the Central Council of the Bulgarian Communist Party 1984-89. Head of "Social Security" main department in the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare 1989-93. Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Welfare since July 1993. Director of the National Social Security Institute since Feb. 1996.