Born on Oct. 9, 1959 in Haskovo. Married, has one son and one daughter.
Completed the German language high school in Haskovo. Graduated in Philology. Worked in Atanas Stratiev Printing House. Worked as teacher, director of the Youth House in Haskovo, and director of Radio Haskovo.
Chair of the Municipal Council of BSP and chairman of the group of the BSP municipal councilors in Haskovo 1991-95. Member of the Supreme Council of BSP until Jan. 1996.
Mayor of Haskovo municipality from BSP and coalition since Nov. 1995.