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Work experience

2009Present

CFO

Twiga Group

  • Built financial planning & analysis system (according to IFRS), risk management system and management reporting system
  • Managed cash flows and liquidity, treasury operations, and equity investments (incl. joint ventures)
  • Designed an international multilevel holding structure with tax optimization elements
20082009

Associate Director

Jones Lang LaSalle

  • Managed investment sales & acquisitions, provided advice on equity and debt financing of real estate
  • Deal origination: pitched to potential clients,  negotiated with different counterparties to make the deal happen
  • Deal execution: drafted proposals, sale agreements and investment memorandums, organized competitive tenders, supervised financial modeling and analysis
  • Specialized in both retail and office real estate markets. Led a team of three analysts
20072008

Senior Analyst

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

  • Proposed deal structures (senior debt, mezzanine, equity), drafted term sheets with debt covenants
  • Analyzed cash flows and sources of repayment, performed in-depth ratio analysis (Debt Service Coverage, Loan-to-Value, Debt-to-Equity), created financial models and designed stress test scenarios
  • Involved in a variety of deals ranging from residential housing to hotel chains, logistic centers, and shopping malls
20012004

Associate

Bulgarian National Bank

  • Valuation reports (DCF models & profitability analysis) of Bulgarian banks offered for privatization
  • Analyzed quality of earnings, capital adequacy, and liquidity of commercial banks (CAMELS rating system)
  • Project Leader of the joint International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank “Financial Sector Assessment Program”

Education

20042006

MBA

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
19941999

MSc

University of National and World Economy

Certifications

FRM - Financial Risk Manager

Global Association of Risk Professionals - www.garp.org

CFA - Chartered Financial Analyst

CFA Institute - www.cfainstitute.org