Born on Oct. 11, 1949 in Sofia. Married, has two daughters.
Completed high school in Sofia 1968. Graduated in Biology from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski". Post-graduate studies in Holland 1991. Ph.D. in Biology 1979. Research associate and senior research associate 2nd rank at the Institute of Zoology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1973-90. Senior research associate 2nd rank at the Institute of Ecology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1990-92. Deputy Minister of the Environment 1993-Feb. 1997.
Publications: over 80 scientific articles.
Awards: for outstanding performance in the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences 1988.
Leisure interests: philately, painting.