Born on Oct. 13, 1955 in Sofia. Married, has two children.
Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" 1978. Trainee-judge in Sofia City Court 1979-80. Public prosecutor in Malko Tarnovo 1980-90. Consultant in the Law department of the Council of Ministers 1990-95. Deputy Minister of Justice - in charge of legislation issues March 1995-Feb. 1997.