Veselin Vasilev ZAYAKOV

Born on Feb. 8, 1945 in Ruse. Married, has one son and one daughter.

Completed high school in Ruse 1963. Graduated from Ruse University 1968. Post-graduate studies at Volgograd Polytechnics Institute, Russia 1975, and Sankt Petersburg Polytechnics Institute, Russia 1987. Ph.D. in Engineering 1979. Assistant professor, senior assistant professor and chief assistant professor at Ruse University 1968-87. Associate professor. Vice-dean and dean of a department in Ruse University 1987-95. Member of the Union of Scientists in Bulgaria.

Member of BSP since 1970. Member of the Executive Bureau of the Municipal Council of BSP in Ruse 1990-91 and 1994-95. Municipal councilor from BSP in Ruse 1991-95. Deputy chairman of the standing commission on Law, Security and Social Order in the Municipal Council in Ruse 1991-95. District governor of Ruse district 1995-Feb. 1997.

Publications: over 60 scientific articles in the field of technology, automatization and robotization of the machine-building industry.

Awards: two golden badges from exhibitions of TNTM ("Technical and Scientific Youth Creative Work") 1973 and 1974.

Leisure interests: literature, tourism.