Date of birth: 25.07.1943
He graduated from the Medical Academy in Sofia in 1969 with a degree in Medicine and in 2002 acquired a degree in Business Administration/Health Management from University Asen Zlatarov, Burgas.
In 1974 acquired a degree in Organization of DM (Disaster Medicine) at the MU Sofia. In 1988 acquired a degree in Military Toxicology at the MU Sofia.
Specializations and professional qualifications:
1992 International humanitarian law in armed conflicts, Geneva; Healthcare in market economy, Sofia;
1993 Actions against nuclear accidents, Greece; Organization of medical provision in extreme situations, San Marino;
1995 Course for international inspectors to comply with the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Paris;
1996 Prevention of technological risks, Paris;
2003 Accreditation of medical institutions, Sofia.
In 1985 he defended Ph.D. degree in medicine. In 1989 he was awarded the academic title Assistant Professor, in 2016 - Professor.
From 1970 to 1976 was Head of the Military Medical Service to Military Hospital with a School for Health Instructors and senior lecturer. Ordinator in internal ward of the Military Hospital, Ruse;
In the period 1976 - 1997 consistently worked in the Military Medical Academy in Sofia as lecturer, Head of Department Disaster Medicine, Deputy Head of the Military Medical Academy and Head of Military Healthcare Division;
In the period 1981 - 1983 was lecturer at the Military Medical Brigade in Algeria;
From 1997 to 2000 was representative of Expomed EAD in Tunisia and later - until 2003 was the CEO of the company;
In 2003 was Director General of the Bulgarian Red Cross.
In the period 2003 - 2009 occupied the position Secretary General of the Ministry of Health. At the same time was senior national representative of Bulgaria in JMC - Joint Medical Committee of NATO;
In 2009 was director of the National Medical Coordination Center;
In the period 2010 – 2011 occupied the position Secretary General of the BRC;
From 2012 to early 2018 was Director General of the BRC;
On 2 January 2018 he was appointed Secretary General of the Ministry of Health.
He is the Chairperson of the National Scientific Medical Society Disaster Medicine, an honorary member of the American Association for Actions in Extreme Situations; a member of the World and European Society of Disaster Medicine.
Active member of the New York Academy since 1996.
From 2003 to 2010 represented the Ministry of Health in JMC - Joint Medical Committee of NATO.