The family business needs to be built with responsibility and morality in every respect, with consistency and conscious sense of belonging to be brought up to the next generations, along with respect for family traditions and values.
Stefan Gugushev is a highly-qualified lawyer with many years of experience. He established Gugushev & Partners after he had gained experience in another Bulgarian law firm. He is experienced in a broad range of legal issues – merge and acquisition, corporate and trade law, funding, energetics, tax law and international tax planning. He is designated as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000 and Chambers & Partners and the clients have outlined his “exceptional professional skills and high effectivity”. The Gugushev & Partners law firm has a team of more than 20 lawyers and jurists, experts in different fields.
Stefan Gugushev is an arbitrary judge in the International Court of Arbitration of Sofia. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Endeavor Bulgaria, a subsidiary company of Endeavor Global,, an entrepreneurial association, operating in more than 25 countries. Mr. Gugushev is a member of the Board of Directors of European Family Business – the only organization representing the family business’s interests at the institutions of the European Union.
For further information, visit the website www.gugushev.com
Petar Mandzhukov is one of the initiators of the establishment of Family Business Network-Bulgaria in 2007. With a resolution of the Management Board from April 5th 2009 he was elected as an Honorable Chairperson of the association. Mr. Mandzhukov is a member of the Management Board of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and a Chairperson of the advisory board of the Bulgarian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.
Over the years Petar Mandzhukov and his family have executed a broad range of social activities and donations and supported the Bulgarian spirituality, culture and literature and socially disadvantaged families and people with disabilities. His help and contribution have been acknowledged numerous times. Petar Mandzhkov has been awarded the Stara Planina Order, 1st degree. He has been awarded the title Archon of the Holy Bishopric of Plovidv for his donations and cooperation with the Holy Eparchy of Plovdiv. As an award for his exceptional donations with an intransitive value and his contribution to the development of his hometown and municipality, Petar Mandzhukov has been declared honorary citizen of Plovdiv.
Petar Mandzhukov speaks French, English and Russian. He is married with three sons and has one grandson.
For further information, visit the website www.petarmandjoukov.info
Dr Hristo Iliev is a Chairperson of AG Capital’s Board of Directors – a leading company in the field of real estate in Bulgaria and Romania. The holding includes 20 associations that cover the whole range of activities: investments in office and residential buildings, consulting services in the field of all property segments and others. The group consists of more than 1000 employees in 25 cities. AG Capital’s strategy includes the establishment and maintenance of long-term strategical partnerships with global industry leaders such as Old Mutual Property, Apollo Global Management, IFC – The International Finance Corporation, Cushman & Wakefield, CLS Holdings, Luxury Portfolio International, Christie's International Real Estate and others.
Mr Hristo Iliev is an honorary consul of the Republic of Mauritius in Bulgaria, he is a member of Endeavor Bulgaria’s board and the Advisory Council of the Confederation of Employers and Industrials in Bulgaria. He actively participates in Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and Bulgaria City Club London. He is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in the field of real estate, a Harvard Business School alumnus, class of OPM41 and holds a doctoral degree in economics.
Mr Iliev is one of the founders of the Association and has been its chairperson of the Association for two mandates since 2009 to 2014. During this period the amount of the member associations tripled, the international image of the association was built, and Next Generation (the group of the next generation) was created. Its members are all successors of companies aged between 18 and 40 and the goal of the structure is to build an environment where young people can exchange valuable experience in terms of entrepreneurial spirit; a fund for the development of youth initiatives is established as well. Mr. Iliev’s two sons Teodor and Petar actively participate in the group of Next Generation.
For further information, visit the website www.agcapital.bg
Atanas Simeonov is an owner and manager of VIP Security, a company for security services, and S Group Bulgaria. His whole career is in the field of the security services. He started working in the sector when he was only 19 years old and in 1999 together with his father Trifon Simeonov he found VIP Security. Nowadays the company has more than 3000 employees, which makes it one of the biggest and most rapidly developing Bulgarian companies in the field.
VIP Security is a part of the S Group Bulgaria which unites leading Bulgarian companies providing services in different sectors of economics.
Mr. Simeonov is married and has three sons.
For further information, visit the website www.vipsecurity.bg
Yulian Indzhov is one of the founders of Family business network – Bulgaria. His educational experience is in civil engineering and he owns ISA 2000 and representatives of the second generation actively participate in its management team.
ISA 2000 is a family company specializing in the construction of infrastructure projects. During the last five years it is one of the leading ten biggest companies in the construction business. Its range of activities varies from consulting, designing and planning and funding to ready-to-exploit construction, maintenance and management.
For further information, visit the website www.isa2000.bg
Victor Gugushev is a highly-qualified jurist who focuses on commercial and tax law. He joined Gugushev & Partners almost 10 years ago, after he graduated from the Queen Mary University in London. He has a significant professional knowledge on a broad range of legal issues – mergers and acquisitions, corporate and trade law, funding, tax law and international tax planning. Since 2018 he is at the position of a Partner at the Gugushev & Partners law company. The association includes more than 20 lawyers and jurists, who are experts in different fields.
Victor Gugushev is a President of the youth structure of FBN – Next Generation since 2017. During the first 6 months of his mandate NextGen-Bulgaria won the the right to host the FBN-I NextGen Global Summit in 2020.
For more information, visit the website www.gugushev.com
Ivan Staykov is a second generation participant in the family business and is currently a manager of GED EOOD. The company was established in 1992 as a small pre-press house and is nowadays a reliable partner offering a broad range of services, which could be verified from its many long-term partners. The main activities are design and professional pre-press, distribution of equipment, software and office materials, installation, warranty and post-warranty maintenance; solutions for the management of the flow of documents. The company is awarded the Merchant of the year 2012 award, it is a Drupa 2012 silver medalist, holds the Kodak Best Professional Partnership 2008 award and many others.
Ivan Staykov is a vice-president of the youth FBN structure – Next Generation for the second time now since 2014. Winning the right to host the Global Summit of FBN-I NextGen in 2020 in a very competitive race with France is one of the greatest achievements of NextGen and of Mr. Staykov as its vice president
For more information, visit the site www.gedbg.com