Svetoslav Ivanov, Overgas Inc. is the new Co-Chair of the AmCham Bulgaria Energy and Mineral Resources Committee

Effective July 6th, 2023, Svetoslav Ivanov, Executive Director, Overgas Inc. AD is the new Co-chair of the Energy and Mineral Resources Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria.

“We value your personal energy, devotion, and commitment to contributing to the further progress of the energy topic within the Chamber and thus – improving the Energy sector with a solid stance towards decarbonization and green transition,” said in his greetings Ivan Mihaylov, AmCham Bulgaria CEO.

Svetoslav will serve the remaining of the current term of the outgoing Co-Chair.

About the new Co-Chair

Svetoslav Ivanov is the Executive Director of one of the largest trading companies in the Bulgarian market of natural gas – Overgas Inc. AD. He is the Chairman of the Bulgarian Natural Gas Association . He is a well-recognized gas expert in Bulgaria and in Europe. Svetoslav was the driver of several editions of the National Program for Accelerated Gasification. He is also the author of several publications and studies.

Svetoslav Ivanov has a Master of Sciences degree in Industrial Management (German Faculty of Engineering Education and Industrial Management, Technical University of Braunschweig) as well as in Power Drive Automation (Technical University of Sofia).

  • Reducing the carbon intensity of the Bulgarian energy industry.
  • Increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the energy intensity of the Bulgarian economy.
  • Reducing the direct influence of the government in market relations and, hence, improving the conditions for doing business in Bulgaria.

In his motivation letter, Svetoslav has written: “There is no way that modern Bulgarian society is not interested in its economic present and future development. People have not yet invented any objective method of assessing well-being other than the economic one. I am certain that Overgas Inc. AD can serve as an example of an optimal balance between economic prosperity with a distinct care for the environment and for future generations. This can complement AmCham’s efforts to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria.”

“I will work to make the expert and political discussions about the Bulgarian Energy industry  a real “Conversation about Energy”, not only about power generation. We need a more coherent question “What do we need to generate electricity in Bulgaria?,” he pointed out.