Born on July 5, 1952 in Burgas. Married, has three children.
Graduated in Nuclear Power Stations from Moscow Energetics Institute. Post-graduate studies in the USA, Canada, France, and Finland. Worked in Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant 1972-84.
Organizational and political work 1984-86. First deputy director of "Energoproekt" 1986-90. Director of the "Safety of Nuclear Power Stations" department and first deputy chairman of the Committee for Nuclear Energy Utilization for Peaceful Purposes 1990-95. First deputy chair of the Committee on Energy Utilization 1995-June 1996. Minister of Energy and Energy Resources June 1996-Feb. 1997.