Blaga Tsaneva works in the international company Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) Bulgaria, which is a division of Germany's leading manufacturer of air conditioning systems for the BHTC automotive industry. Her main business as a Chief Assistant Manager is to manage all administrative and organizational activities related to internal / external communication, PR, CSR and day-to-day business challenges.
Ms. Tsaneva has a Bachelor degree in International relations as well as a Master of National security at the University of National and World Economy.
Boris Kolev in an social entrepreneur with extensive experience and expertise in the fields of CSR and Sustainable Development. He is the founder and CEO of CSR Bulgaria - The Bulgarian Business network for CSR. His work is related in working mainly with businesses, corporations, non-profits and medias assisting in their process of defining and executing sustainability strategies and collaboration. He is a lecturer on Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship topics in various universities and is a head of the discipline "Sustainable Business Practices" for the CSR Master Degree in VUZF University in Sofia. In 2018 Boris has been featured in the European "FERD's List" for young people with greatest social impact in the continent.
Valeria Dineva is a lecturer at the University of National and World Economy, Department of Financial Control. Internal audit and risk management adviser at MM International Management Consulting. Lecturer at the Institute of Internal Auditors on Internal Audit and CSR topics. Author of numerous publications related to CSR /sustainable development control and audit.Member of the IIA and ISACA. Valeria maintains an internationally recognized CRISC certificate issued by ISACA.
Professional interests: Internal audit, internal control, risk management, countering fraud and CSR (design of control systems, internal audit, models of maturity)
Vessela Petrova has a PhD on Economics and Management (Mining), with dissertation "Research and Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility of Mining Enterprises". Since 2010, she works as a lecturer at the University of Mining and Geology "St. Ivan Rilski". Her work is deeply related to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, focusing on the mining industry. She is author of many publications and participates in related international conferences. Vessela specialized at the University of Virginia (USA) and the Canadian Center for Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility in Alberta University.
Vesselina Yordanova is a Donor Programmes and Fundraising Expert at BCause Foundation. Her job is to help people and companies in their choice of important causes, security and easy ways of donating money, time and labour. She cares for the foundation's clients to be satisfied with the benefits that contribute to society through their businesses CSR programs.
Vesselina is a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility from VUZF and has a Bachelor degree in Public Relations from Sofia University Kliment Ohridski.
Darina Georgieva is еxecutive director of UNGC Network Bulgaria, Overgas Society Manager at Overgas and a member of the Advisory Council on CSR at the MLSP. She works to promote corporate social responsibility, the implementation of the UN Global Compact Ten principles and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by bringing together companies into collective actions of public importance on the sustainable development of business and society. She is responsible for relations with the UN Global Compact in New York and CSR Europe.
Ms. Georgieva is a Master in Law with qualifications in project management, and applied trainings in CSR performance and measurement. She has 10 years’ experience in the United Nations Development Program.
Desislava Nikolova has a Master’s degree in Sustainable development from Aalborg University (Copenhagen). She has worked for international companies in Belgium and in Denmark where her work was focused in the sphere of her studies. Currently she is an active member of the United Nations Global Compact Network Bulgaria’s team, working primarily on CSR projects.
Dr. Dimitar Matev is vice-president of the Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy. He has MSc in management information systems and PhD form the Saint Petersburg Electro-technical University. In BILSP he is responsible for the establishment and the development of the capacity in the sphere of corporate social responsibility including identification, development and implementation of programmes, projects and trainings in the sphere of CSR. Hе is a part-time lecturer in New Bulgarian University – lectures in social auditing.
Dr. Matev is the leading auditor of BILSP in conducting audits for the Fair Labour Association – he has led audits in Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovakia.
Prof. Dr. Evgeni Stanimirov is a Rector of the University of Economics – Varna. He has more than 60 successfully accomplished projects (consulting services to different businesses in the field of FMCG, cement industry, construction, consumer electronics, etc.) in the field of marketing (marketing and brand strategies; market segmentation; positioning strategies, communication activities etc.). Projects: Marketing expert in more than 35 research projects (financed by EU and World Bank).
Publication activity: More than 130 publications in the field of marketing.
Research interests: Brand Management; CRM; CSR; Customer satisfaction and Loyalty; Digital Marketing, etc. He has 15 academic books published in the above mentioned fields.
Elka Vasileva is Professor in the Department of Economy of Natural Resources, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, where she lectures on standardization, quality and environmental management. Her research is focused on sustainable consumption and production, and consumers policy.
Prof. Elka Vasileva co-edited the Special issue of the Economic Alternatives Journal, 2019, wich contains research papers, presented at the Conference on "CSR - Convergence of Discourse, Diversity of Practices" which took place at the University of National and World economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2018.
Iva Petrova is Donor Programs and Fundraising Expert at BCause Foundation Bulgaria since 2009. BCause is a part of the global network of CAF - Charities Aid Foundation UK - an organization with immense contribution to the development of a sustainable and effective non-governmental sector in the UK, and with outstanding expertise in providing donor and NGO services. Iva participates in the development and implementation of sustainable partnership programs that unite the efforts of companies and non-governmental organizations to support significant social causes; as well as in the development of policies and programs for employee engagement in the workplace.
Katerina Kirova-Milanova has rich international experience in communications in various fields - telecommunications and IT, cultural management, retail and FMCG goods gathered over the last 20 years. Four years in the team of Zagorka AD, part of the HEINEKEN corporation, in the role of Corporate Communications and Sustainability Manager. Katerina is responsible for the corporate communications and CSR and successfully implements the green and social agenda of the company's sustainable development strategy “Brewing a better world". Katerina coordinates the communication of positioning of the brands from the rich portfolio of ZAGORKA AD.
Kristin Bakardzhieva is a communications and CSR specialist at Investor Media Group. She has previously worked as an expert “International Relations and PR” at the largest NGO in the country, The Union of Hunters and Anglers in Bulgaria. Kristin was responsible for projects, focusing on raising awareness on environmental and biodiversity conversation issues.
Kristin was also part of United Partners agency, where she developed communication & CSR strategies for FMCG, technology and fashion brands.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Complutense University of Madrid, and is currently doing a Master’s degree in Marketing Management at NBU.
Dr. Marina Stefanova is director of Sustainable Development at the UN Global Compact Network Bulgaria, and a consultant for small and medium-sized enterprises under the "Blagodetel" program at UNICEF in Bulgaria.
She is doctor of Social governance and master of Law, and has specialized in Cambridge University (United Kingdom), UNIDO (Austria) and Switzerland. She is a visiting professor at several Bulgarian and foreign universities.
Dr. Stefanova participates in international projects as researcher, expert, lecturer and auditor in the field of corporate sustainability and responsibility. She is an author of the latest multimedia informational and educational project CSR AdviceBox.
Mariya Georgieva has a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Accounting and Control at the University of Economics - Varna. She has professional experience in the field of education, banking and healthcare. Since 2016 she has been working as an assistant professor at the Marketing department of University of Economics – Varna. Her professional and scientific interests are in the field of branding, customer relationship management and Corporate Social Responsibility. In this sphere, Georgieva is about to complete her PhD which is focused on the role of socially responsible branding in customer relationship management. She is an author of scientific publications on the subject, published in various Bulgarian and international specialized economic journals.
Michael Kallner is the Head of Sustainability at Nu Boyana Film Studios. A graduate of Film & Television / Communications from Tel Aviv University. He has 5 years of experience on media productions, working in various roles on Music Videos, Shorts, Documentaries and TV series. In 2018 Michael joined Nu Boyana Film Studios, where, among other things he established Nu Boyana Sustainability, which implements Eco-friendly solutions for the studios. The department's approach is to educate personnel and implement cost-effective solutions for local and international media productions as well as studio facilities.
Dr. Semova is the Head of HR and CSR in production and University guest lecturer in Internal Communications. She has worked with some of the most influential nonprofit organizations worldwide. For 8 years she was the Executive Director of the first operating Alumni Club in Bulgaria - at the Business Department of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. She is a certified Career Advisor and Coach and the winner of the Best Career Practice Award in Higher Education for 2012. Her areas of expertise include campaigning and improving employee experience as well as engagement strategies. Dr. Semova conducts cluster and factor analysis to support partnerships of the type Business - Academia - Institutions - Nonprofit Sector. She also takes interest in AI ethics and society.
Miroslava Peycheva is an Associate Professor PhD of Economics at the Human Resources and Social Protection Department at the University of National and World Economy. She is the owner of the consulting firm "MM INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONSULTING" ltd. Miroslava Peycheva is a lecturer and consultant on human resources management, corporate social responsibility, social responsibility standards, social audit and human resources audit. She is the author of the first publications in Bulgaria in the field of non-financial audit. She holds international certificates from participation in courses on Corporate Social Responsibility and CSR Audit. In 2012 she is the initiator and the academic manager of the Master's program "Corporate Social Responsibility (Financial Management)" at VUZF.
Nevena Dimitrova is a Communications & CSR Officer at ContourGlobal Maritsa East 3. She has over 10 years’ experience in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability as a part of leading international companies’ teams - the energy producers ContourGlobal and Enel. As Communications & CSR Officer, her key responsibilities includes: Implementation of CSR and Sustainability strategy of the company; CSR and Sustainability projects/programs management and implementation; Relationships management with CSR partners, institutions, local community media; Special focus on implementation of Internal sustainability projects and campaign dedicated to Volunteerism, Safety Culture, Environment behavior and etc. corporate values.
Simona Tcharaktchieva has 17 years’ experience in the field of Corporate Communications in the telecommunications sector. She gained a huge professional experience in Orange, then returns to Bulgaria and starts working as CSR Senior Adviser in Vivacom, where she is entrusted with the Company's Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. After 10 years of experience in the telecom, she turned to a freelance practitioner as project manager, and to advise Bulgarian companies on their CSR policy development.
Simona holds a Master in Marketing and Foreign Trade at the Paris V René Descartes University.