Born on July 7, 1952 in Balchik, Varna district. Married, has two children.
Graduated from the Naval School in Varna 1976, and from the Economic University in Varna 1989. Worked in the Bulgarian Marine Fleet, "Portflot" Co., Inflot Co. 1976-89. Employed as expert in the Committee for Protection of the Environment and in the Ministry of the Environment 1989-95.
Member of BSP. Deputy Minister of the Environment 1995-Feb. 1997.