Petar Ivanov is New Executive Director of AmCham

AmCham Board of Directors appointed Petar Ivanov as AmCham executive director as of May 5, 2017.

Petar served on the AmCham Board from Dec. 2015 to May 2017.

Petar Ivanov has 20 years of professional experience in Bulgaria, CEE, Russia & CIS. Petar has been general manager of three corporations: Global US Corporation 3Com / U.S. Robotics, Cisco Systems and Microsoft. Petar was general manager of a cluster of six countries in Central and Eastern Europe. From 2010 to 2012 he served as Executive Director of Russia Board in Cisco Systems. Petar is an active member of the American community in Bulgaria and the region. He was a board member of Junior Achievement Foundation. Among the priorities of Petar are educational initiatives in the field of corporate social responsibility and start-up community.

“It is a great honor for me to join AmCham Bulgaria. I will dedicate all of my efforts, energy and knowledge to make the Chamber even more visible in the society, and more valuable for the members. In the AmCham Board we have an ambitious goal to be one of the most important business associations which will shape the future of our country and will defend democratic values, as well as bilateral relations between the United States and Bulgaria”, said Petar Ivanov.

Petar succeeded in this position Alex Nestor who stepped down as AmCham interim executive director (Dec. 2016-May 2017). AmCham Board designated Mr. Nestor as an honorary member of the board. Alex has served 8 years on the board and will continue contributing to all AmCham initiatives for a better business environment.

For further information, contact AmCham office at +359 2 974 27 43/44/45

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria – AmCham ( unites over 340 American, Bulgarian, and multinational companies operating in the country. For its 22 years the Chamber has become a leading business organization by initiating events covering topics in the following areas: economy, international and national policies, and social sphere.
The AmCham’s mission is to improve the business environment, investment climate, and living standards in the country by advocating to all stakeholders – government, business, NGO-s, and media – for productive dialogue and partnership.

AmCham Bulgaria is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the European Council of American Chambers of Commerce (AmChams in Europe).

Publications: Weekly Bulletin, Business Connect bi-monthly magazine, Yearbook, Visit Europe guide (Visit Europe); LinkedIn Page, AmCham Bulgaria Twitter.