Our Members

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

Siemens is a global powerhouse – a leader in electrification, automation and digitalization. It has ‎been presented in Bulgaria since the end of the 19th century. Its history is inextricably linked to ‎the technical innovations in the country – from the construction of the telegraph and telephone ‎network and the

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

As a global biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca has a key contribution to make through the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines for important areas of healthcare, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, oncology and respiratory diseases. AstraZeneca has more than 50 years in Bulgaria and is one of the fastest growing companies

Darina Stoyanova – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

“Prestige-96” AD is one of the biggest food producing companies in Bulgaria and the market leader in all categories in which the company operates biscuits, wafers and mini cakes with the brands Trayana, Mirage, Hyper, Troy, Spoko, Naya, Muesli, 100% Power, Prestige Wellness and FRUNU with a total market share

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

UniCredit Bulbank is the leading bank in Bulgaria and a member of UniCredit, a successful Pan-European Commercial Bank. The bank is a leader in financing the real economy and preferred partner of the business. UniCredit meets the evolving needs of its clients with a full commercial offer which harnesses strong

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

UniCredit Consumer Financing is a leading non-bank financial institution, established in 2006, with more than BGN 1,6  bln. of assets, over 250 000 customers, and more than 1 billion granted loans annually. Our financial products are offered in over 2 600 shops in Bulgaria and 170 UniCredit Bulbank branches. In

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

Sofia France Auto is a company with investments in the field of vehicle sale, servicing, leasing and insurance, import and distribution of spare parts. The company is the official importer of Peugeot, DS Automobiles and Piaggio Commercial in Bulgaria, as well as the official dealer of the Isuzu D-Max pickup

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

SiteMedia Consultancy is a PR agency specialized in classic and innovative communications services. Among its clients are companies like Coca-Cola HBC, Lidl, HP Inc, Telenor, Майкрософт, Heineken, Beiersdorf and others. SiteMedia’s office is developed as Community&Event center and has won the award for The Most Innovative Office Space. In 2017

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

Stanton Chase International Bulgaria is one of the leading Executive Search companies in the Bulgarian market. For the last 13 years we have been helping Bulgarian companies from all sectors identify and attract qualified and experienced talents for top and middle managerial roles. As part of global network with 70

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

Lidl is the largest grocery chain in Europe, part of the German Schwarz Group and has been presented in 32 countries. In Bulgaria, Lidl started its business in 2010 and has nowadays 99 stores in 48 cities and nearly 2,700 employees, guaranteeing its customers excellent value for money and carefully

Lydia Shouleva – Member of the Executive Board of CWBB

Lydia Shouleva is a business and financial consultant with more than 30 years of experience. In 1991 she establishes the consulting company Business Intellect. Business Intellect provides professional consultancy and coaching services. The activity is aimed at supporting the efforts of companies and their leaders toward success. The specialists of

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.

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

A1, part of the A1 Group, is a leading provider of digital services and telecommunication solutions in ‎Bulgaria. The company provides mobile and fixed services, high-speed internet, digital and satellite TV, ‎including four of its own sports channels, payment services, its own music streaming platform, cloud and ‎IoT solutions to

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

Veneta Pissarska

Executive Director of Lesaffre Bulgaria and member of the Lesaffre OCEA Regional Committee, with many years of international managerial experience. Country manager for Bulgaria and part of the worldwide network of the group in 180 countries. LESAFFRE is market leader in yeast and fermentation products and technologies, mainly used in

Evgenia Nakova

CEZ Group operates on the Bulgarian energy market since the end of 2004, when the company ‎acquired a major stake in the three electricity distribution companies in Western Bulgaria.‎ The structure of CEZ Group in Bulgaria includes the electricity distribution company CEZ Distribution ‎Bulgaria AD, the company for public supply

Tanya Petrova

For more than 25 years, Plamena Style has managed to impose change and ‎innovation, albeit in a less flexible environment like the corporate on. Part of ‎Plamena Style’s goals is to unify corporate wear and achieve global brand ‎recognition. Integrating a corporate look makes it easier to attract new faces

Mira Draganova

Operating in more than 100 countries, NAOS is the 55th global beauty company in the world, and one of the leading independent companies in this field. NAOS created 3 brands inspired by ecobiology – BIODERMA, ESTHEDERM и ETAT PUR. The company is established in France in 1977 by Jean-Noël Thorel,

Svetlana Drenska, PhD

School of business competences Ltd. www.sbc.bg,      https://e-learning.bg School of business competences  provides trainings and consulting services with the aim of helping for more competent people and  organizations.  Its portfolio involves innovative business  courses. Since 2005 SBC trainings  were chosen by more than 150 Bulgarian and international companies and 5000 specialists.

Petar Torneff

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at

Zarina Gencheva

MOTION ARTS Ltd. is an advertising operator with more than 18 years of history and is currently one of the most modern outdoor companies in Bulgaria. The company offers the largest variety of outdoor advertising opportunities out of home – on the territory of major cities in the country, national

Evgeniya Stefanova

Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. We have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons such as MAGGI®, NESPRESSO® and NESCAFÉ®, to local favorites such as Mura®, LZ® и Zhiten Dar®, and are present in 190 countries worldwide. The history of Nestle in Bulgaria starts in

Iliyana Yordanova

“M-Gaz EOOD” operates on the market of compressed natural gas in Bulgaria since 2006. It has 3 compressor stations, covering the territory of the country. The company specializes in deliveries of compressed natural gas and charging motor oil to cars, vans, buses and trucks. Even though the business field is

Gergana Manolova

Augeo Family Estate is a wine project from Struma Valley, founded by a father-daughter team, who are continuing the work of their ancestors and are taking care of vines with an average age of over 40 years planted with primarily local varieties. They produce exquisite Bulgarian wines in limited series,

Denitsa Dimitrova

MIT Press Ltd. is a private Bulgarian company founded in 1998, part of VM Finance Group. PRODUCTS: Manager Magazine – the leading business publication in Bulgaria that covers topics on management, marketing and economics. The magazine aims to inform the public about the most innovative and effective practices in the

Denitsa Borisova

The Festo Group A responsible family-owned company and a global player in digitalization Festo, the world’s leading supplier of automation technology and technical education, is deploying its products and services to meet the challenge of smart production for the future in the course of digitalization. As a family-owned company, Festo

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