Born on Oct. 7, 1952 in Sofia. Married, has two daughters.
Graduated from the University for Architecture, Building and Geodesy in Sofia 1978, and later in Journalism from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. Worked as construction engineer and hydroengineer in the field of ecology and water protection. Publisher of scientific and technological literature. Chief of the ecology program of the Bulgarian National Radio 1991. Chair of the Bulgarian-German Forum.
Member of the Central Bureau of the Democratic Party 1993-94 (within UDF at that time). Member of the Democratic Party-1896 (within UDF). Chief of the pre-election campaign of UDF, Dec. 1994. Minister of the Environment 1991-92. MP (elected in Sofia) in the 36th and 37th National Assemblies (Parliamentary Group of UDF). Deputy chairman of the Committee for Protection of the Environment and for the Water Resources in the 37th National Assembly.