Summary

Dr. Velev has many years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is the founder and CEO of Ecopharm - one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Bulgaria. Ecopharm has a joint venture factory in Bothevgrad – GE Pharmaceuticals, together with the Austrian company Genericon. The factory exports for over 40 countries. Dr. Velev is also the founder of Health Media Group, which is the publisher of the largest free weekly newspaper The Life Today and the medical journal Health.bg. CredoWeb – the social network for health, is Dr. Velev's last project in the field of digital communications.  After a successful launch in Bulgaria, CredoWeb was also launched in 2016 in Austria. 

Dr. Velev graduated medicine in Sofia and started working as a medical doctor in Radomir. He was an assistant professor at  the Clinic for Gastroenterology at the Medical Academy in Sofia. He worked for two years at the University Hospital in Hannover, Germany, where he conducted research in the field of gastroenterology (monoclonal antibodies). In 1994 he began working in the pharmaceutical industry as a product manager at GERMED AWD, Bulgaria, and later as a General manager of Asta Medica, Bulgaria.

He is a member of various organizations and associations such as:

  • Member of Bulgarian Generic Pharmaceutical Association;
  • Board member of GS1 at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
  • Board member of Тhe Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum.

Work History

Work History

CEO&Founder

2000 - Present
Ecopharm,  Sofia, Bulgaria

Pharmaceutical

CEO&Founder

2012 - Present
CredoWeb

Social media for health

CEO&Founder

2007 - Present
Health Media,  Sofia, Bulgaria

Media and advertising

CEO&Founder

2007 - Present
Ecopharm Clinical Research, Sofia, Bulgaria

Clinical research

Founder

2005 - Present
GE Pharmaceuticals, joint venture company, Botevgrad, Bulgaria

Pharmaceutical

General manager

2007 - 2011
Eco Aqua Pure

Flocculants

General manager

1998 - 2000
Asta Medica, Sofia, Bulgaria

Pharmaceutical

Marketing manager

1995 - 1998
Asta Medica, Sofia, Bulgaria

Pharmaceutical

Product manager

1994 - 1995
GERМED АWD, Sofia, Bulgaria

Pharmaceutical

Assistant Professor at the Chair of Gastroenterology

1988 - 1994
Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Health and  Pharmaceutical

Guest doctor (Fellowship ОААО) at the Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

1991 - 1992
Center of Internal Diseases Medical University Hannover, Germany

Health and  Pharmaceutical

Doctor in Internal Diseases

1985 - 1987
Regional Hospital, Radomir,  Bulgaria

Health and  Pharmaceutical

Education

Education

MD

1980 - 1985
Medical Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria

Languages

Bulgarian

German

English

Russian

Additional information

Member of the Bulgarian Generic Pharmaceutical Association;

Board member of GS1 at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

Board member of Тhe Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum;

Member of Board of Trustees of National Sports Academy "Vassil Levski";

Member of The Management Board of Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber;

Member of The Binational Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria Israel;

Member of The Reform and Union Club.