The AmCham Bulgaria Board of Directors Approved New Committees’ Leadership

At its Strategic Meeting, February 28-29, 2024, the AmCham Bulgaria Board of Directors approved the new committees’ leadership. During the nomination campaign, more than two dozen of applications were received from prominent professionals from the membership. The Board is delighted to see such an engagement and strive for contribution to the implementation of the Chamber’s priorities and further development of the Committees’ agendas

The approved chairs and co-chairs of the respective Committees are as follows:

Energy and Mineral Resources

will be co-chaired by:

  • Prof. Eng. Iliya Garkov, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, Dundee Precious Metals.
  • Dimitar Enchev, Co-Founder and CEO Europe, CWP Global


will be co-chaired by:

  • Luka Chichov, General Manager CEE Cluster, IQVIA.
  • Dr. Boryana Alexieva, Government Affairs & Patient Engagement and Advocacy Lead, Johnson & Johnson Bulgaria

Human Capital and Education

will be co-chaired by:

  • Boyka Docheva, Country HR Leader, Client-facing HRPIBM Bulgaria
  • Vladislav Marinov, HR Manager Global Ops Bulgaria, Sensata Technologies Bulgaria

Digital Economy

will be co-chaired by:

  • Plamen Zhechev, Enterprise and Public Sector Manager, CISCO Systems.
  • Anna-Marie Vilamovska, Business Development Manager Hewlett Packard Enterprise operated by Selectium

Rule of Law and Legislative Reform

will be chaired by:

  • Omourtag Petkov, Partner, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov, & Velichkov 
The Board wishes best of luck to the newly elected or reconfirmed leadership of the committees.

Working Groups:

The existing working groups within AmCham Bulgaria remain as it is:

  • Public Procurement and EU Funds – lead by Att. Anton Krastev, Djingov, Gounginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov.
  • Tax and Finance – lead by Milen Raykov, EY Bulgaria
  • EU Green Deal – n/a
  • Communications and CSR – lead by Daniel Kiryakov, AmCham Bulgaria

Considering the importance of the ESG topic for the enterprises as a whole, AmCham Bulgaria will announce soon the establishment of the ESG / Sustainability Committee.

Thank you and Joint Path Forward

AmCham Board extends its gratitude to all the nominees that applied for co-chairing positions. It would like to reassures all of the professionals that weren’t elected, that their knowledge, personal energy and devotion is needed for the successful implementation of each of the Committees’ priorities and agenda. Therefore, the Board is looking forward to see great collaboration, team spirit and joint efforts in all of the successfully implemented initiatives by each of the Committees. 

Next Steps

The newly elected Committees Co-Chairs will be invited to a joint meeting by the AmCham Bulgaria CEO – Ivan Mihaylov, and respective members of the Team, to discuss Committees’ priorities, common topics and cross-committee collaboration in 2024-2025. 

All, newly elected Co-Chairs and Committees priorities will be presented by each Committee members and to the all membership of the Chamber.


To stay informed about the Committees’ activities, please reach out to:

  • Daniel Kiryakov, Communications and Public Affairs Manager – content, strategy.
  • Tatyana Vladimirova, Office Manager – scheduling meetings, agenda, miscellanea.