Ivan Mihaylov is AmCham Bulgaria’s New CEO

Ivan Mihaylov is the new Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria. As of October 24, 2022, the Chamber’s Board of Directors appointed Ivan to take over all the responsibilities to manage the organization.

Prior to this, Ivan was an AmCham Board Member (2020-2022) and part of Intellias, a trusted technology partner to top-tier organizations and digital natives helping them accelerate their pace of sustainable digitalization (based in Lviv, Ukraine). He is well-known in his capacity as Country Manager – Bulgaria and Romania of Visteon Electronics (2014 – 2022) and Operations Manager of Johnson Controls Electronics Bulgaria (2012 – 2014). Ivan has triple Master of Science degrees – one in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, one in Economy from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, and one from The Red McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin, USA.

“The AmCham Bulgaria Board is very happy that we have managed to engage with Ivan Mihaylov to lead our organization. By following a comprehensive process to select our new CEO, we are certain that we have found the candidate with the right profile for the job. Ivan brings 15+ years of experience in senior leadership in manufacturing and he is amongst the pioneers who developed and promoted the automotive sector in Bulgaria. Moreover, he is a true ambassador of Bulgaria among the business circles in Europe and in America,” – said on behalf of the Board Olivier Marquette, AmCham Bulgaria President.

“I will dedicate time, accumulated knowledge, and efforts to further increase the impact of the organization locally in Bulgaria, and internationally – both in Brussels and in Washington.

My primary focus will be engaging with the members, developing the committees, as well as providing a strong voice with arguments advocating before authorities that together we should improve the investment environment and business climate in Bulgaria.”

Ivan Mihaylov
CEO, AmCham Bulgaria


  • Ivan Mihaylov brings 15+ years of senior leadership experience to further develop the Chamber.
  • His focus will be membership engagement and an active public stance to promote sustainable investment climate in Bulgaria.

“It is my privilege to serve as CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria. I would like to thank the AmCham Board for entrusting me with this important role in these challenging times. My current work was deeply connected with the priorities and projects of the Chamber. From now on, I will dedicate time, accumulated knowledge, and efforts to further increase the impact of the organization locally in Bulgaria, and internationally – both in Brussels and in Washington. My primary focus will be engaging with members, developing the committees, as well as providing a strong voice with arguments advocating before authorities that together we should improve the investment environment and business climate in Bulgaria. We will rely on the support of the Chamber’s multiple stakeholders starting from the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, other bilateral chambers, professional associations, media, AmChams in Europe network, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and many more,” – outlined Ivan Mihaylov.