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
Zhechko Kyurkchiev is the Executive Director of Ficosota Holding AD and the Managing Director of TESI OOD.
Fikosota is established in 1990 - initially as a trading and consulting company. Since 1994, he has re-directed his activities to the production of household appliances, detergents and cleaning products. In 2000 Ficosota is restructured as a holding company, which today brings together several companies. Leading among them are TESI and Fikosota.
Zhechko Kyurkchiev manages TESI, established in 1993, which is the largest and leading European manufacturer of electric boilers, indirect boiler systems and electric household heaters. The company currently sells its products in more than 50 countries on 4 continents. TESI continuously creates innovative products and proactively enters new markets.
The company has won a number of awards, among which is the consumer rating "Favorite brands", in which TESY is number 1 among the favorite Bulgarian brands. Among the prizes are the first places in the Business Development, Product Quality and Employee of the Year categories at the Forbes Bulgaria Business Awards.
Zhechko Kyurkchiev is a graduate of the Dimitar A. Tsenov Academy of Economics, where he graduated in Accounting and Control. He is fluent in English and Russian. Married, he has two daughters and two grandchildren.
Established in 1989, Dinevi Group JSC. specializes in the preparation of investment projects related to the design, construction and sale of luxury villas, hotels, residential complexes and marinas. Complexes with the Dinevi brand are in Saint Vlas, Sunny Beach, Pamporovo, Burgas, Sofia, Mamaia - Romania and others.
The luxurious marina called the “Dinevi Yacht Complex” opened in 2007. Even on the project stage, the marina impressed with its innovative approach and vision and won the prestigious Bentley Award for Investment.
Over the years of its existence, the company's business intentions became focused on a number of other areas - yacht business, car rental services, tour operation, cultural and leisure business, agriculture and more.
Through its projects and activities, Dinevi Group JSC. has contributed not only to the development of tourism in Bulgaria, but also to the positive change in the appearance of Bulgarian resorts.
In 2004, the company founded “Bulgarian Memory - Dinevi Brothers Foundation” with the following aims: to create, restore and maintain monuments related to Bulgaria's heroic past, as well as to study and promote Bulgarian history and the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage. The foundation has built four Orthodox churches and has supported many other churches. The Ecumenical Patriarchate appraised the activity and Yordan Dinev was awarded its highest order - the Badge of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called.
Master of Economics - Marketing
Master's Degree from the Military Academy
Doctor of Economics Ph.D
Colonel from the Reserve of the Bulgarian Army
Black Sea Regional Coordinator of the Bulgarian League for Human Rights - Member of the International Federation for Human Rights, accredited by the United Nations and the Council of Europe
Co-chairman of the charity Foundation “Bulgarian Memory - Dinevi Brothers”
Recipient of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called
Author of four books on historical subjects and three fiction books
For more information, visit www.dinevigroup.bg
Nenko Nenkov is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BG AGRO JSC. – Varna.
Nenko Nenkov was born in 1962, a graduate of the Higher Naval School "Nikola Y. Vaptsarov" in Varna. Since 1989 he has devoted his professional activity exclusively to agricultural business and is the founder and owner of BG AGRO JSC. - a unifying structure of companies operating in the agricultural produce market.
Today BG AGRO JSC. is a leader in the grain market, one of the largest agricultural producers in the country, a leading exporter - a reliable business partner of the world agribusiness companies. The recognition of the achieved results was the awarding of the national prize for Agrobusiness for 2003 and Agrobusinessman for 2009.
The BG AGRO Group JSC. controls the management of subsidiaries providing the full range of activities from the production of agricultural production to its realization on end markets.
For more information, visit www.bgagro.bg
Dr. Eng. Plamen Tashkov, together with his wife Mrs. Gergana Tashkova, is the owner and manager of "MARS Armor" Ltd. - a company engaged in the production of body armor and other ballistic personal protective equipment.
Dr. Tashkov began his career in personal ballistic protection as part of a research team at the Military Research Institute of the Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria. After closing the department, in 2002 he founded MARS Armor Ltd., initially as a consulting and trading company, and one year later, in 2003, the company started its own production of body armor, ballistic plates and accessories.
In 2012, the new MARS Armor factory opens in Kostinbrod, where production expanded and the product range included body armor, bulletproof panels, shields and accessories, as production volumes increased. At that time, the company employs nearly 110 people.
In the coming years, the company has established itself as a reliable manufacturer and a desirable partner, thanks in no small part to the management team and the skillful management of Mr. Tashkov.
The company is noticed in the Bulgarian economic circles. Dr. Eng. Plamen Tashkov is among the ten finalists for the Manager of the Year award in 2014 and has been honored with a special diploma.
As of 2019, MARS Armor is Europe's largest manufacturer of body armor and holds an important position on the world market, exporting products to more than 45 countries and employing more than 160 people. The company is a specialized manufacturer exclusively for items for individual ballistic protection - bulletproof vests, ballistic shields and combat helmets, using innovative and state-of-the-art solutions such as an integrated CAD-CAM system for performance and quality control.
Plamen Tashkov is married, with two sons and one grandson. His older son, Nikolai, is actively involved in the management of the company as procurator and deputy manager.
For more information, visit www.marsarmor.com
Mr. Anton Radev is a graduate of the prestigious Cass Business School in London, UK. He has a BA and Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance and Management and Entrepreneurship. He has specialized in Corporate and Investment Finance at an international financial institution in London.
Upon his return to Bulgaria he becomes part of the audit team of PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a leading consulting and auditing company. In 2018, Mr. Radev is selected as a participant of PwC NextGen Leader Academy, New York. He graduates from the Academy with the absolute support of the participants for the most effective learner and the person with the highest social intelligence, which he proved in cooperation and activities.
Since 2011, together with his brother Georgi Radev, he is an active second generation owner and entrepreneur in the family business company "R & CO" JSC. The company has interests in finance, industrial equipment and construction equipment, real estate, energy and river cruise tourism. Anton Radev is a member of the Board of Directors and CFO of Euromarket Group AD - the largest Bulgarian company for mining, construction and industrial machinery.
In the continuity of family values, Anton Radev is committed to public and social causes. He is an active member of the FBN - Next Generation Youth Structure and part of the organizational committee of the FBN-I NextGen International Summit in 2020 that is to be held in Bulgaria. He is a lecturer at Leaders Academy - a project aimed at the professional development of young people in Bulgaria. He is an active supporter of the first mutual assistance network in our country - iHELP, supporting the idea that this will improve the quality of life of Bulgarians and help create a socially responsible and sustainable society.
Victor Gugushev holds a Master's Degree in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ". He completed all specializations in his Master's program. After his education in his homeland, he continued his professional development at Queen Mary University of London, where he specialized in Corporate Finance, Insolvency, Tax and Banking Law.
Victor Gugushev is currently a partner and part of the corporate division of Gugushev & Partners Law Office, the latter winning the Award for the Best Law Firm in Bulgaria for 2015 and 2017.
Victor is the winner of the Corporate Finance Leading Lawyer Award for 2015 from Global Law Experts, as well as the 2016 and 2018 Best Young Law Expert in Bulgaria Award winner. He holds a number of other additional qualifications and several published articles.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading books and skiing. He has been involved in a number of public causes and is the President of the FBN - Next Generation youth structure since 2017. During the first 6 months of his mandate, NextGen - Bulgaria won the honor to host the FBN-I NextGen World Summit in 2020. He has been invited several times as guest lecturer for students, including students at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ".
For more information, visit 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