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
INOVATORI NGO – Plovdiv, BG
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)
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.