Work Experience

Work History

01.2007 – 

Member of the Board

European Passenger's Federation - Gent, BE

Member of the board of the European Passengers' Federation, Involved in lobbing at the European Parliament and other institutions, rail safety and security issues, following up progress of the rail passengers' rights regulation and its implementation.

01.2004 –  09.2014

Railway Transport Friends Association - Plovdiv, BG

Project coordinator , Chairman (2004-2007)

Organisation, implementation and coordination of projects related to improvement of railway service quality, reforms, public interest defending, health and safety, security, etc. Promoting and lobbing for the railway industry, increasing visibility of the railways among Bulgarian railway policy-makers and help railways to play a pivotal role in national transport policy.Drawing up audio-visual articles and projects about railway heritage.

03.2009 –  02.2010

Purchasing Assistant, Track Section Technical Assistant

Plovdiv-Svilengrad HS Rail Project, Phase 1 - Krumovo, BG

Terna S.A., Started as a Purchasing Assistant, promotion to Track Section Technical Assistant - responsible for providing technical and administrative support, track geometry measurement systems operating, assisting in the development of the track works, ensuring quality standards are maintained, monitoring the activities of the subcontractors, codes of practice.

04.2008 – 08.2008

General Assistant/ Railway Operative

Motorail Logistics Ltd – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

General Assistant/ Railway Operative for an ELH - Freightliner project. Main duties: electromechanical work at the railway workshop and yard, shunting and brake testing, office assistance, etc.

12.2005 – 02.2008

Projects Manager, Research Manager, Sales Manager

Georg Consultant Company Plovdiv, BG

Projects manager in Outdoor advertising investment project , Research manager in  Marketing & Consulting projects, and Sales manager in  Airport Retailing.

04.2007 – 07.2007
Consultant in Transport Section


Participation in Local Economical Development Planning Project including public transport infrastructure and operational needs research, drafting infrastructure investment program, planning of timetables, customers satisfaction research.

02.2006 – 03.2007
Sales and Marketing Consultant

AREXIM Ltd Plovdiv, BG

Responsible for key customers relations, product presentation and drafting of client offers, contract management and delivery logistics.

04.2005 – 10.2005
Expert at the National Transport Policy Directorate

Ministry of Transport Sofia, BG

Participation in the drafting of the National Transport Strategy 2005 - 2015, researches and drafting of expert opinions on various transport issues, such as infrastructure planning and development, passenger charters and PSO contract, etc . Participation in the organization of seminars with local and foreign lecturers, maintaining of relationships with various transport organizations.

 12.2001 – 03.2005
Traffic Controller (Dispatch)

Bulgarian Railway Infrastructure Company

Plovdiv Humb Marshaling Yard, Filipovo Station

Responsible for ensuring  a safe and punctual train service, supervision of the freight trains equipment, papers and H&S. Proactively manage on shift operational arrangements between Control Tower and TOCs, in order to minimize delays. Liaison with all TOCs' Controls, taking the lead in dealing with the operational implications of late departures, alterations to train services, security alerts, train crew resourcing issues, etc.

08.1999 – 11.2001

Turnouts and Shunting Operator

Bulgarian State Railways

Plovdiv Humb Marshaling Yard, Botev Station

Responsible for station turnouts and level crossing safe way of working, remote or/and  manual controlling and interlocking, ensuring a safety route conditions in case of  hazards which might affect the safety of trains or operations and primary maintenance of all station facilities.



Technical High School for Electromechanics and Electronics

Plovdiv, Bulgaria Sep1992 - May 1996

Industrial  Maintenance Technician Diploma

  • Equivalent NVQ in engineering Level 2 and part of Level 3
  • Main subjects: Automation and Production Management, Automatic Control Equipment and Systems, Automation of Electric Movers and Machines, Fundamentals of Automatic Control, Automation Systems Design and Setups, Measurement Systems and Technologies, Electronics

Military Transport College "T. KABLESHKOV"

Sofia, Bulgaria Sep1996 - May 1999

Railway Technology and Operation Diploma

  • Civil specialization: Railway Marketing
  • Main civil subjects: Railway Service Organization, Commercial Operations Organization, Automatic Traffic Management Systems, Stations and Hubs Technology, Operational and Safety Standards, Technical and Technological Fundamentals of the Operational Safety, Rolling Stock and Braking Systems, Health and Safety

University of Rousse "A. KANCHEV"

Rousse, Bulgaria Sep 2003 - Feb 2005

B.Sc., Transport Technology and Management

  • Bachelor's thesis: European Integration of Transport and its Influence over the Security of Transportation
  • Main subjects: Transport Inter-modality, Transport Infrastructure, Planning and Prognoses, Passenger Transport, International Transport, Automotive Transport Technology and Operation, Commercial Operations Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management

University of Transport Applied Sciences "T. KABLESHKOV"

Sofia, Bulgaria Sep 2008 - May 2010

M.Sc., Economics of Transport Company

  • Master's thesis: Draft Program for Quality Development and Relationship Marketing of the Bulgarian Passenger Rail Service
  • Main subjects: Marketing, Management, Business Planning, CommercialPolicy and Logistics, Transport System Economics, Economic Studies, Finances, Investment Projects Management, Accounting Theory, Trade Law, Theory of the Market Economy, Transport Statistics

Additional training

Practical Politics, Amsterdam University  - Amsterdam, NL  Dec 2012

  • Lobbying in Brussels, training

Long Marston Rail Site - Long Marston, UK    Aug 2008

  • Passingers' train safety and securuty training

TWIN Anglo Training – Salisbury, UK Feb 2008

  • Hotel and Catering Professional Programme Training                                       

Open Society Institute - Sofia, BG    Feb 2007

  • Certificate for Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) in Bulgarian Police

Ministry of Transport - Sofia, BG    Jun 2004

    Bulgarian Media Coalition - Sofia, BG    Dec2003

    • Public relations and media planning course certificate

    Fundamental Skills

    • Driving Driving license В and М category, 300 000+ km. Active European Experience, No offences
    • MS Office, Internet, PC Hardware, Networks, etc. 5+ Years Active Experience
    • English (Advanced) 5+ years experience
    • Russian (Advanced) 1+ year experience
    • Dutch (Beginner)
    • Macedonian (Advanced)
    • Armenian (Beginner)
    • Bulgarian (Native language)

    Other skills

    • Organizational, managerial, communicational, presentational skills.
    • Practical experience in the field of  sales processes, sales staff development, mystery shopping programs, and liaison work between corporate stakeholders, media and vendors.
    • Strong skills in marketing research in industries or areas related to transport: strategic development, marketing, branding and customer service.
    • Operation with mechanical and electronic measurement equipment and meters , circuit building and testing, mechanical and electronic schematics reading, selecting components and materials, hand, and power tools using. Troubleshooting and repairing of various electromechanical equipments and systems, as well as recordkeeping via computerized systems. 
    • Safety skills, as abilities to protect people against risk to health arising out of daily and work activities, and suggesting solutions to minimize additional risk. Able to provide and clarify health and safety requirements, maintaining safe practices in the wide range of areas, and using in a safe manner equipment, tools and substances hazardous to health, taking responsibility for safety in the work place, identifying responsibilities for the health and safety of others with whom you have contact, identifying and reporting hazards with high risk to health and safety, reporting unsafe practices.
    • Primary knowledge about 49B Code of Federal Regulations - CH II ( FRA )
    • Able to operate in a multicultural environment.
    • Positive 'can-do' attitude.

    Transport project links

    Project reports that I have produced or have taken part:

    Rail Security and Safety Projects - The EPF Perspective

    Level Crossing Safety Campaign Concept 

    Bulgarian Railways Monthly Bulletin

    Passengers Support Project

    Safety Standards in EMUs

    Railway Safety Procedures Project

    The challenges of the European high school railway education

    Railway Security Precautions Project

    European Road Safety Charter Project

    Plovdiv Childrens' Railway Project

    Childrens' Railway Re-Opening Video

    European Railway Atlas

    Minimodal Promotion Campaign

    Railway Transport Lobby Project

    Media coverage

    The monopoly of BDZ has no future, the number of rail passengers decreased

    Support for BON vzw

    Successful  first level court legal action on the question of the transparency of the BDZ public service obligation contract and the public reports of the rail regulator and the MoT.

    Bulgarian National Radio Interview about Rail Consumers' Complains

    Rail and Intermodal Transport Magazine: McNulty Report in the EP

    Bulgarian National Radio Interview about Rail Consumers' Issues

    How to Bring the Passenger Back to the Rail Service Interview

    The Railways Today Newspaper Interview


    Level crossing safety campaign: link 1, link 2

    Bulgarian Rail Awards 2010

    European Passingers' Federation Bulletin 5

    CEE Railways 2009 

    BG Railways in 2009 Interview

    Childrens' Railway Interview

    Visitors in Police Interview

    European Passingers' Federation Bulletin 4

    Railway Market CEE Review Who-is-Who


    Other information

    • Publications in transport magazines.
    • Applied photography, speleology, mountaineering, swimming, bikes, traveling, and skiing.
    • Military reserve officer - 3 years training in Bulgarian Armed Forces
    • Non-smoker