AmCham Communications and CSR Meeting 4 – Overview

On October 27, AmCham Bulgaria Communications and CSR Working Group had their 4th meeting for 2023 discussing a variety of topics in line with the chamber’s priorities. The meeting was hosted by EY Bulgaria at Polygraphia Office Center

It started with warm welcome by Nikolay Garnev, FCCA on behalf of the hosting member reflecting on the long-term partnership between the consultancy and the chamber. He flashed back in 2021 when #EYBulgaria was awarded with All-Round Award Award at first #AmChampionAwards of the chamber.

Ivan Mihaylov – who had a special moment celebrating his 1st year as the CEO of AmCham Bulgaria – addressed the audience saying “You are the door to your companies through which the messages, the events, the initiatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria reach the decision-making leaders and offices in your organizations. Therefore, we value your work and we strive building-up our relationships.”

Elitsa Barakova presented two of the upcoming charity campaigns by the BCause Foundation – #GivingTuesday, Get Ready to Succeed Scholarship Program and Support Women Victims of Domestic Violence Fund. The last two are in fact the causes that AmCham Bulgaria supports during the Thanksgiving Charity Dinner, November 21, 2023.

Elitsa told about the training doctors Melanie, Yordan and Guner who were supported by “Get Ready to Succeed” scholarship and about the timely support for a mother of four children by a women’s crisis center.



On behalf of EY Bulgaria, which hosted the event, Elena Litova, announced the start of the application process for CFO of the Year 2023 – a competition for the CFO of the Year Аward. It is organized with the media partnership of Capital, and this is the 8th edition of the Awards. The main purpose of the competition is to recognize successful financial leaders who have contributed to both the development of the CFO profession as well as the development of their company and their team. It promotes and honor the best practices in the field, and to encourage further development in the sector.

If you are interested to nominate your company’s finance leader or become a partner of the event, check out all the details HERE or reach to [email protected].

The PR professionals engaged in an open and deep fire-chat with Alexei Lazarov, Editor-in-Chief, Capital Weekly, Капитал that celebrated 30 years in 2023.

As usual the meeting had an overview of Q3 of the chamber’s highlights presented by Daniel Kiryakov.


Moments from the meeting