Our Members

Dr. Eng. Boriana Manolova, Chairperson of the Executive Board

Dr. eng. Boriana Manolova is the CEO of Siemens for Bulgaria. Siemens is one of the world’s largest technology companies, world leader in the electrification, automation and digitalization. Siemens name stands for engineering excellence and innovation, for quality and reliability, for financial solidity and for good corporate citizenship.

Diana Maneva

Member of the Management Board and Executive Director of Armeec Insurance JSC. Ms. Maneva has graduated in International Economic Relations and Banking Management at the UNWE, Sofia and has more than 19 years of experience in the insurance business, 10 years of which she was member of the Management Board

Eng. Vanya Kaneva-Minkova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

Director of “Human Resources and Administration” in VP Brands International. Vanya Kaneva-Minkova holds a Master degree in Industrial Automation and a Master of Business Administration. A member of CIPD, UK. Over the past six years Vanya Kaneva held the position of Director “Human Resources” in CEZ Bulgaria. Before that she

Valentina Dikanska

Ms. Dikanska specialized marketing and management in Mainz, Germany, then worked as an expert. In 1999 she took the responsibility for the internal audit for Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia of a large German company for hair cosmetics. She has over 15 years experience in the chemical industry.

Maxim Maier

A prominent representative in the publishing business, Manager magazine is for the Bulgarian managers, entrepreneurs and business owners. Through its articles it defends their interests and helps the business culture in Bulgaria.

Zoya Paunova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

A global biopharmaceutical company, which develops and markets medicine in important therapeutical areas: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, oncology, respiratory, infectious and autoimmune diseases.

Darina Stoyanova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

CEO Prestige 96 The company is among the largest producers of food products in the country. It offers an extremely wide range of products in six major categories – waffles, biscuits, cakes, cigar, granola bars and cakes.

Diana Nikolaeva-Mitrovska

Managing partner Earnst and Yang Bulgaria EY is a global leader in the audit and tax deals and consulting services.

Tsvetanka Mincheva – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

Member of the Executive board and Director of Global Banking Services Division in UnCredit BulBank Bulgaria. UniCredit is a leader on the market of corporate, private and investment banking, because it is one of the main banks for private persons and households.

Tsvetelina Nikolova

CEO of Katarzyna Estate winery The company is a leader in the production of wine and spirits on the Bulgarian market.

Siyka Hriskova

CFO KCM 2000 KCM 2000 is a private company working in the field of innovation manufacturing and retail activities of ferrous and precious metals.

Adelina Kostova

Manager Human resources Nestle Bulgaria Nestle Bulgaria is one of the biggest strategic investors on the Bulgarian market in the sphere of the food industry.

Ekaterina Kirilova

Chief Commercial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of UniCredit Consumer Finance UniCredit Consumer Finance EAD is one of the leading consumer finance companies in the Bulgarian market.

Mihaela Mihaylova -Doerfler

Deputy Chairman of the Executive board EVN Bulgaria Energy supply

Maria Luisa Meroni

Member of the Executive Board Confindustria Confindustria aims at helping the economic cooperation between Italy and Bulgaria in its role of a representative of the Italian businesses In Bulgaria.

Nadiya Bozhkova

CEO and Member of the Board Sofia France Auto Sofia France Auto is the only official automobile distributor of Peugeot for Bulgaria.

Emma Vita

Deputy Director Development and marketing Confindustria

Diana Miteva

Member of the Executive board and CEO DSK Bank DSK bank is a Bulgarian bank with its headquarters in Sofia, specialized in the work with small-sized clients.

Kalina Trifonova

Member of the Executive board EVN Bulgaria As a leading company in the sphere of the energy services, EVN Bulgaria is part of the big EVN Austria family.

Alexandra Mircheva

Member of the Council of Directors WM Finance Group The holding controls strategic investment portfolio within 11 subsidiaries in the spheres of fast turnover goods, building installations, retail sale and publishing services.

Milena Stanoeva

Director Administration UNIQA Bulgaria The insurance company Uniqa Bulgaria is part of the Uniqa Insurance Group with more than 150 years of experience in the insurance industry.

Ruzha Zagorska

CEO of SaytMediya Ltd. SaytMedia Ltd. offers services in marketing and communications, with a focus on the creation of employer branding , crisis management, project management, evaluation of campaigns, training and talent development, management of relationships with audiences.

Snezhana Semova

CEO Saint-Gobain Construction productions Bulgaria Saint-Gobain Group is a global market leader in building materials, providing innovative solutions for energy efficiency and environmental protection.

Gergana Ivanova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB


Irena Bushandrova

Country manager Pedersen & Partners Pedersen & Partners is a leading international Executive Search firm with offices around the world which are 100% owned by the partners who work full-time to serve their clients.

Marchela Abrasheva

CEO Gallup International Gallup International was founded in 1991 as the first independent agency for social research and opinion poling in Bulgaria.

Illiana Paunova

Executive Secretary of the Bulgarian Medicines Verification Organisation (BgMVO). This is a non-profit organisation established to support the implementation of Directive 2011/62/EC preventing market entry of falsified medicines.

Rumiana Trencheva

Head of Global Partner Organization at SAP for Central and Eastern Europe With locations in more than 130 countries, SAP is the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services.

Tania Bouzeva

Managing partner Bouzeva and partners law firm Bouzeva & Partners offers sophisticated legal service in multiple business areas striving at customer-tailored solutions.

Darina Peneva

CEO Stanton Chase Stanton Chase is an American company for direct selection of middle and senior management staff in 73 offices in 46 countries.

Gabriela Popova

CEO Britos Britos is the latest Bulgarian beer brewery that sells to both the Bulgarian and the Greek, Cypriot, English, French and Moldovan market.

Rumiana Boseva

CEO AON Bulgaria AON Bulgaria is a subsidiary of AON Corporation and is a leading risk management and consultancy company in the field of insurance and reinsurance.

Elena Drecheva-Vladimirova

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Bulgaria As a leading supplier of products for visualized information, Konica Minolta aims to offer products, services and solutions that are important to all areas of digital images.

Dora Strezova-Nikolova

CEO for Bulgaria and Greece Danon Bulgaria In Bulgaria Danon distributes fresh dairy products and markets fermented fresh dairy products and other dairy specialities.

Milena Dragijska – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

Milena Dragiyska has been managing Lidl Bulgaria since 2007, when the chain started on the Bulgarian market. Her career in Lidl Germany began as a regional sales manager for the Stuttgart and Karlsruhe regions, then she continued her professional development at the headquarters of Lidl, where she was responsible for

Lidiya Shuleva – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

Managing Partner Business Intellect The company offers professional services and products, which facilitate our clients to increase considerably the return on their investments in the spheres of investment support, public affairs services and acquisitions advisory.

Irena Joteva

Managing partner Hill International BG Hill International BG is part of the Austrian HILL International GmbH as a consulting company in two main areas: services for search and recruitment services for organizational development and personnel development.

Annamaria Axinte

CFO Linde Gas Bulgaria Ltd. Linde Group is a world leader in the production and distribution of industrial and specialty gases. The company is a supplier to companies operating in various industries, medicine, environmental protection, research and development.

Elizabeta Dimova

General Management PrimeLine Consultants Bulgaria PrimeLine Consultants Worldwide is a leading consulting company with a global reach, which specialize in providing solutions for the development of human potential and performance.

Hristina Burdasheva

General counsel and deputy chairman of the Board Mondelez Bulgaria International Holding Mondelez is one of the leading companies in the food industry in Bulgaria.

Milena Stoycheva

Chairman Junior Achievement Bulgaria Junior Achievement is the oldest, largest and fastest growing non-profit economic educational organization in the world.

Olga Sandova

Managing Director of Citroen ( Automotor Corporation AD ) . The main importer of Citroen founded in May 1991. The company carries out the sale of the full range the brand Citroen in Bulgaria.

Eng. Katya Popova

Chief Executive Officer of Euro Alliance Engineering JSC. The company is a leading construction group in Bulgaria specialized through its subsidiaries in the area of underground, geotechnical and hydro-technical construction. Euro Alliance has a strong presence not only in the country, it is also a preferred partner on tunnel construction

Bisera Ivanova

Bisera Ivanova is the Director of Administration of First Investment Bank AD. She has a solid experience in the field of creation, implementation and management of integrated facility services as well as management and outsourcing of business support services. For the past 9 years she has been the Executive Director

Kostadina Temelkova

Dinna Temelkova has 15 years corporate experience in the area of IT. Before Alcatel-Lucent she worked on management positions in Hewlett-Packard, Siemens and Bull Bulgaria. She has diplomas for International Business and International relations from the University of national and world economy.

Zdravka Ugrinova, attorney-at-law

Partner and Head of the M&A Practice Group in law firm Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov, one of the top tier, largest, and well established on the market business law firms in Bulgaria, providing full spectrum of legal services tailored to the needs of corporate clients.

Denitza Borisova

Head of Human Resources and Legal Department of Festo Production EOOD, part of Festo AG – worldwide leader in factory and process automation, electrical control and drive technology, and a world market leader in technical training.

Lawyer Seniha Ryustem

Lawyer Seniha Ryustem commenced her professional activity in 2002. From the very beginning she advanced to legal services related to business structuring and development. She specialized in protection of property – tangible and intellectual. Among her clients are both corporations and individual citizens. She backed up her skills by the

Ekaterina Karpouzova

Ekaterina Karpouzova assumes a position of Country Commercial Lead Pharmaceuticals Bulgaria since September 2016. She starts with Bayer in 2007 as a Project manager. Later on, a three-year period at the Global Pharmaceutical Headquarters in Berlin, Germany follows where Ekaterina is part of the Business Operations team for Central and

Irena Tsakova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

AUTHORIZATION AND LEGAL ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, DUNDEE PRECIOUS METALS CHELOPECH EAD AND DUNDEE PRECIOUS METALS KRUMOVGRAD EAD Irena Tsakova is a Master in Engineering Chemistry and Environmental Monitoring, Control and Health. She began her professional development at the Environmental Protection Department in Kremikovtzi and continued to build on her experience in

Miglena Ouzunova-Tsekova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE LEADERSHIP TEAM OF A1 BULGARIA Miglena Uzunova-Tsekova has been in the human resources field for 20 years and the last 12 years she has been in charge of the overall management of people in the telecommunication company, while from several months the

Maya Peycheva-Takeva – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

COUNTRY HR MANAGER AT HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE Maya Peycheva-Takeva has more than twelve of progressive HR experience in several industries. She has started her career with an internship in the public sector and after a short moved to the FMCG industry joining the HR team of Nestle. In 2008 she continued

Executive Board of CWBB

  • Dr. eng. Boriana Manolova (Chairperson)
  • Diana Maneva
  • Lidiya Shuleva
  • Eng. Vania Kaneva-Minkova
  • Valentina Dikanska
  • Maxim Maier
  • Zoya Paunova
  • Darina Stoyanova
  • Tsvetanka Mincheva

Honorary members

  • Yordanka Fandukova, Mayor of Sofia – patron of Leadership Academy of the Council of Women in Business
  • Eva Maydell, MEP – patron of the National Traineeship program of the Council of Women in Business
  • Irina Bokova  – patron of the Global Women Leaders’ Forum
  • Liliana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
  • Marjorie Margolies, founder and president of Women’s Campaign International  and member of Congress in the US
  • Dilma Rouseff, first female president of Brasil
  • Ekaterina Zaharieva, Minister of Justice
  • Mariya Gabriel, MEP
  • Tsetska Tsacheva, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Bulgaria
  • Irena Sokolova, MP and Chairwoman of Women GERB
  • Nevena Miteva, Colonel and Chair of NATO Committee on Gender Perspectives
  • Iskra Mihaylova, MEP
  • Filiz Hyusmenova, MEP
  • Temenuzhka Petkova, Minister of Energy