Born on Feb. 4, 1949 in the village of Balgarevo, Kavarna municipality, Varna district.
Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Worked in the security services at the Ministry of Internal Affairs 1968-92. Head of the "Balkan Countries" section in the National Security Service. Colonel. Retired 1992-94. Worked as insurance agent 1992-94. Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior - observer of the work of the National Security Service, Jan. 1995-Feb. 1997.