52 Notable alumni of
University of National and World Economy

The University of National and World Economy is 640th in the world, 217th in Europe, and 2nd in Bulgaria by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 52 notable alumni from the University of National and World Economy sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Kristalina Georgieva

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    Kristalina Georgieva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the University of National and World Economy
    Graduated with Bachelor of Economics
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacherpoliticianchief executive officer
    Biography

    Kristalina Ivanova Georgieva-Kinova is a Bulgarian economist serving as chair and managing director of the International Monetary Fund since 2019. She was the Chief Executive of the World Bank Group from 2017 to 2019 and served as Acting President of the World Bank Group from 1 February 2019 to 8 April 2019 following the resignation of Jim Yong Kim. She previously served as Vice-President of the European Commission under Jean-Claude Juncker from 2014 to 2016.

  2. Nguyen Sinh Hung

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    Nguyen Sinh Hung
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nguyễn Sinh Hùng is a Vietnamese politician who served as Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam from 2011 to 2016. Nguyễn Sinh Hùng was previously one of the country's four "key leaders" (lãnh đạo chủ chốt), along with Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, President Trương Tấn Sang and Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, during the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam. He graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria.

  3. Emiliyan Stanev

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    Emiliyan Stanev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1907-1979 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    writerpolitician
    Biography

    Emiliyan Stanev was the pseudonym of Nikola Stoyanov Stanev (Никола Стоянов Станев, 28 February 1907 – 15 March 1979), a 20th-century Bulgarian prose writer.

  4. Maria Ilieva

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    Maria Ilieva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Maria Ilieva is a Bulgarian singer and a producer. Ilieva was a judge on the first, second and third seasons of X factor (Bulgaria).

  5. Nguyen Thi Doan

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    Nguyen Thi Doan
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nguyễn Thị Doan is a Vietnamese educator, former legislator and Vietnamese politician, who served as Vice President of Vietnam from 2007 to 2016. Nguyễn Thị Doan is a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, and a deputy to the National Assembly of Vietnam for Hà Nam Province.

  6. Maya Manolova

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    Maya Manolova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Maya Bozhidarova Manolova is a Bulgarian politician and the leader of the political movement Stand Up.BG, part of the Stand Up! Mafia, get out! coalition. She was formerly the vice-chairperson as well as a deputy in the Bulgarian National Assembly, as well National Ombudsman of Bulgaria.

  7. Ivan Kostov

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    Ivan Kostov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ivan Yordanov Kostov was the 47th Prime Minister of Bulgaria in office from May 1997 to July 2001 and leader of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) between December 1994 and July 2001.

  8. Liliana Pavlova

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    Liliana Pavlova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lilyana Pavlova Nikolova is a Bulgarian politician from the GERB party who served as Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in Boyko Borisov's first and second cabinet and as Minister of Bulgaria's Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Borisov's third cabinet.

  9. Tsvetan Tsvetanov

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    Tsvetan Tsvetanov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tsvetan Genchev Tsvetanov is a Bulgarian politician and former government official. A former security deputy mayor of Sofia, he was, until 2009, the chairman of the GERB party. On 8 July 2009, in the wake of the 2009 parliamentary election won by his party, he was specified by de facto party leader Boyko Borisov as future Minister of the Interior.

  10. Vladislav Goranov

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    Vladislav Goranov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Vladislav Ivanov Goranov is a Bulgarian economist and politician, who served as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria until late July 2020.

  11. Plamen Oresharski

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    Plamen Oresharski
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianminister
    Biography

    Plamen Vasilev Oresharski is a Bulgarian politician who served as Prime Minister of Bulgaria from 2013 to 2014. Previously Oresharski was Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2009 in the Cabinet of the Triple Coalition with Prime Minister Sergei Stanishev.

  12. Đoko Rosić

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    Đoko Rosić
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1932-2014 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Đorđe "Đoko" Rosić was a Bulgarian actor who was also well known in Hungary.

  13. Ivo Prokopiev

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    Ivo Prokopiev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Ivo Prokopiev is a Bulgarian entrepreneur, publisher and opinion leader with strong public commitment. Ivo Prokopiev is former chairman of the influential Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG), former Deputy Chairman of the Union of Publishers in Bulgaria and former honorary Council of Canada in Bulgaria.

  14. Elena Poptodorova

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    Elena Poptodorova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Elena Poptodorova is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat, who has served two times as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to the United States.

  15. Valentin Mihov

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    Valentin Mihov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Valentin Mihov is a former Bulgarian football player. He is a former president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) and the Bulgarian Professional Football League (PFL).

  16. Nikol Stankulova

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    Nikol Stankulova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    modelmeteorologisttelevision presenter
    Biography

    Nikol Stankulova is a Bulgarian model and TV host. She appeared on Channel 1, MM, Sport TV, Nova TV.

  17. Angel Karaliychev

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    Angel Karaliychev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1902-1972 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Angel Karaliychev was a Bulgarian writer of children's literature.

  18. Desislava Radeva

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    Desislava Radeva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    office manager
    Biography

    Desislava Radeva is a Bulgarian public figure and the current First Lady of Bulgaria since January 2017, being the wife of President Rumen Radev.

  19. Nikolay Mladenov

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    Nikolay Mladenov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nickolai Evtimov Mladenov is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who served as Bulgaria's Minister of Defense from 27 July 2009 to 27 January 2010 and as the minister of foreign affairs in the government of then prime minister Boyko Borisov from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, he was a Member of the European Parliament from 2007 to 2009.

  20. Traicho Traikov

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    Traicho Traikov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Traycho Dimitrov Traykov is a Bulgarian politician. He was a Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Energy from 2009 to 2012. In February 2012 he launched an examination of dams in the south of the country after malfunction complaints. In March 2012 it was reported that he had been dismissed from his position allegedly for delaying work on energy projects; Bulgarian-language daily Bulgaria Dnes alleges that it was due to Belene Nuclear Power Plant specifically, a project which was terminated that month. Traykov himself "attributed the dismissal to his firm position in negotiations with Russia and his demands that Russia should cut the construction cost of the Belene plant, reduce gas prices by as much as 15 percent in a new supply contract and increase returns from the South Stream pipeline above 8 percent." He was succeeded by his former deputy, Delyan Dobrev.

  21. Nikolina Angelkova

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    Nikolina Angelkova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nikolina Angelkova is a Bulgarian politician who is the Minister of Tourism since 4 May 2017 and has also served as the Minister of Tourism from November 2014 to January 2017. She serves as a member of the parliament for the GERB.

  22. Mustafa Karadaya

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    Mustafa Karadaya
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mustafa Sali Karadayi was born on 8 May 1970 in Borino, Bulgaria. He is a Turkish-Bulgarian politician and current Chairman of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF).

  23. G. M. Dimitrov

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    G. M. Dimitrov
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1903-1972 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Georgi Mihov Dimitrov, known as Gemeto (Гемето, "The G. M.") to distinguish him from Georgi Dimitrov Mihaylov, was a Bulgarian politician, a leading figure of the Bulgarian Agrarian National Union during the 1930s and 1940s, and an opponent of fascism and communism alike.

  24. Antonia Petrova Beredin

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    Antonia Petrova Beredin
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    modelbeauty pageant contestantactor
    Biography

    Antonia Petrova Beredin is a Bulgarian lawyer, actress and beauty pageant titleholder who the winner of Miss Bulgaria 2009. She represented the country at Miss World 2009 which took place in December 2009. She crowned her successor Miss Bulgaria, Romina Andonova, in April 2010.

  25. Ivaylo Kalfin

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    Ivaylo Kalfin
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Ivaylo Georgiev Kalfin is a Bulgarian politician. A three-term deputy, he was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Deputy Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 in the Stanishev Cabinet. Kalfin was a Member of European Parliament between 2009 and 2014. Between November 7, 2014 and May 2016 he served as Deputy Prime-Minister of Bulgaria, and Minister of Labor and Social Policy in the Second Borisov Cabinet.

  26. Ivaylo Moskovski

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    Ivaylo Moskovski
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ivaylo Moskovski is a Bulgarian politician and former Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications in Bulgaria.

  27. Svetoslav Minkov

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    Svetoslav Minkov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1902-1966 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    journalisttranslatorwriterscience fiction writer
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    Svetoslav Konstantinov Minkov was a Bulgarian absurdist fiction writer.

  28. Marin Raykov

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    Marin Raykov
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Marin Raykov Nikolov is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat who was appointed to serve as a caretaker Prime Minister of Bulgaria and minister of foreign affairs of Bulgaria on 12 March 2013 by Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev. He left office on 29 May 2013 with his interim deputy PM Ekaterina Zakharieva.

  29. Lyudmila Filipova

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    Lyudmila Filipova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistactor
    Biography

    Lyudmila Orlinova Filipova is a Bulgarian novelist and journalist. Since 2006, Filipova has written seven novels, all of which have become best-sellers. In October 2011, a television team from National Geographic filmed a documentary based on the discoveries described in her novel "The Parchment Maze". In November 2011, the movies based on her novels Glass Butterflies and Scarlet Gold won first place in the competition organised by the Bulgarian National Film Center. Her most recent book, The War of the Letters, was published in 2014 and describes the creation of the Cyrillic script during the Golden Age of Simeon I the Great. It is considered by many critics a unique story about one of the most significant developments in the history of Bulgaria

  30. Temenuzhka Petkova

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    Temenuzhka Petkova
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politicianaccountant
    Biography

    Temenuzhka Petkova is a Bulgarian politician and accountant. Since November 7, 2014 she is the Minister of Energy in the Second Borisov Cabinet. Petkova graduated from the University of National and World Economy.

  31. Aleksandar Tomov

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    Aleksandar Tomov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Aleksandar Trifonov Tomov is a Bulgarian politician, economist, and academic.

  32. Kristian Vigenin

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    Kristian Vigenin
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kristian Ivanov Vigenin is a Bulgarian politician, member of the Bulgarian Parliament, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, and a former Member of the European Parliament.

  33. Georgi Pirinski, Jr

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    Georgi Pirinski, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Georgi Pirinski is a Bulgarian politician of the Bulgarian Communist Party and after 1990 of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP).

  34. Rumen Ovcharov

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    Rumen Ovcharov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    engineereconomistpoliticianphysicist
    Biography

    Rumen Stoyanov Ovtcharov is a Bulgarian politician, engineer, physicist and economist. He was a member of the National Parliament on four occasions and was the Minister of the Economy and Energy between 17 August 2005 and 18 July 2007.

  35. Georgi Minchev

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    Georgi Minchev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1943-2001 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    singersongwriter
    Biography

    Georgi Minchev, also called Gosho Minchev or Zhoro Minchev, was a Bulgarian rock musician, singer, songwriter and TV presenter.

  36. Martin Dimitrov

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    Martin Dimitrov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Martin Dimitrov is a Bulgarian politician and former Member of the European Parliament. He was the leader of the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) from 2008 to 2012.

  37. Antoaneta Vassileva

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    Antoaneta Vassileva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Antoaneta Vassileva is a Bulgarian economist and Professor of Global Economics and International Economic Relations at the International Economic Relations and Business Department at the University of National and World Economy (UNWE). She was Dean of the International Economics and Politics Faculty of the UNWE from 2011 until 2014.

  38. Antonina Stoyanova

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    Antonina Stoyanova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Antonina Stoyanova, née Naydenova, is a Bulgarian IP lawyer, diplomat and social activist, who was the First Lady of Bulgaria between 1997 and 2002, as the wife of the President Petar Stoyanov. She received her law degree and her Phd in international relations from the University of Leipzig.

  39. Radi Naidenov

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    Radi Naidenov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Radi Naydenov is a Bulgarian politician and diplomat. He joined the Bulgarian diplomatic service in 1992, and in 2002 he was Bulgaria’s Deputy Minister of Defense. From 2002 until 2005, he was Head of Cabinet of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. He then served as Bulgaria’s ambassador to Germany, and was the Foreign Minister of Bulgaria between 27 January 2017 and 4 May 2017.

  40. Statty Stattev

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    Statty Stattev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Stati Vasilev Statev is a Bulgarian scientist - economist and mathematician, professor at University of National and World Economy. He is the rector of that same university since December 19, 2011.

  41. Ivan Iskrov

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    Ivan Iskrov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    economistbankerpolitician
    Biography

    Ivan Iskrov was the governor of the Bulgarian National Bank from October 2003 to July 2015.

  42. Dimitar Radev

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    Dimitar Radev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    economistbanker
    Biography

    Dimitar Radev is a Bulgarian economist who since July 14, 2015 has been governor of the Bulgarian National Bank.

  43. Monika Panayotova

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    Monika Panayotova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Monika Panayotova is a Doctor of Political Science, with interests in the field of the EU security and defence policy. Bulgarian politician – Monika Panayotova has been appointed as Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018, responsible for the relations with the European Parliament during the Bulgaria's presidency (the so-called - Ministre Délégué) since June 28, 2017.

  44. Mariana Kotzeva

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    Mariana Kotzeva
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    statisticianeconometrician
    Biography

    Mariana Mihaylova Kotzeva is a Bulgarian statistician and econometrician. Since the beginning of 2017 she has been the acting director-general of Eurostat, the directorate-general of the European Commission responsible for providing statistical information to the institutions of the European Union and for harmonizing statistical methods across the Union. She is also the former president of the National Statistical Institute of Bulgaria.

  45. Elena Alexieva

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    Elena Alexieva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    poetwriterplaywrightnovelisttranslator
    Biography

    Elena Alexieva is a Bulgarian writer.

  46. Zahari Zhandov

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    Zahari Zhandov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1911-1998 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Zahari Zhandov was a Bulgarian film director, script writer and cinematographer. He was born on 1 June 1911 in the city of Rousse. At first he studied mathematics and then administrative sciences at Free University of Political and Economic Sciences, today UNWE in Sofia. His debut in film-making was with the a short documentary One Day in Sofia (Edin den v Sofia, 1946). Later he came to direct films like Shibil (1968), Birds Come Flying to Us (Ptitzi dolitat, 1971) and The Master of Boyana (Boyanskiyat maystor, 1981). Zhandov got a Golden palm nomination at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957 for the film Earth (Zemya). In 1969 he was a member of the jury at the 6th Moscow International Film Festival.

  47. Milena Nikolova

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    Milena Nikolova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    authorwriter
    Biography

    Milena Nikolova is a Bulgarian writer.

  48. Maria Velcheva

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    Maria Velcheva
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    chess player
    Biography

    Maria Velcheva is a Bulgarian chess player who hold the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 1999). She is a five-time winner of the Bulgarian Women's Chess Championship (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001).

  49. Venelin Tsachevsky

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    Venelin Tsachevsky
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomathistorian
    Biography

    Venelin Tsachevsky is a Bulgarian scholar, economist, historian, political researcher and diplomat.

  50. Pedro Luís da Fonseca

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    Pedro Luís da Fonseca
    Born in
    Angola Flag Angola
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Pedro Luís da Fonseca is an Angolan politician and economist. He is currently Minister of Economy and Planning of Angola.

  51. Nikola Minkov

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    Nikola Minkov
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Nikola Minkov is a former Bulgarian footballer who played as a midfielder, and now works in marketing and SEO optimization.

  52. Aneta Avramova

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    Aneta Avramova
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Aneta Dimitrova Avramova is a Bulgarian economist and public relations specialist.