Born in 1943. Married, has two children.
Graduated from the University for National and World Economy in Sofia. Ph.D. in Economy, Ph.D. in Philosophy. Professor of labor sociology. Worked in the Institute of Labor and in the Trade Union Institute. Director of the Trade Union Institute. Director of the Institute of Sociology in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1989-90.
President of the Federation of Independent Trade Union in Bulgaria since 1990.