Born on Feb. 17, 1947 in Sofia. Married, has two sons.
Graduated in Law from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski" 1972, and from the Academy for Foreign Trade in Moscow 1984. Worked as judge and public prosecutor. Worked in the foreign trade, in the Bulgarian embassy in London, and as head of the Law Cooperation department in the Ministry of Justice. Acting chair of the Committee on Tourism 1994-95. Chair of the Committee on Tourism Jan. 1996-Feb. 1997.