Mentors for Bulgaria


Diana Miteva

She graduated from Plovdiv English Language School. Ms. Miteva proceeded with her education at the University of National and World Economy, where she gained a MA degree in Macroeconomics (1989). She is fluent in English and speaks good Russian.As of October 2003 Ms. Miteva  has been a Member of the Management Board and Executive Director of DSK Bank. She started her banking career at Xios Bank (1993 - 1994), then transferred to ING Bank Sofia Branch as a Financial Controller and Assistant Operations Manager (1994 - 1999), and then joined Demirbank-Bulgaria AD as a Finance Controller and Senior Manager in Marketing, Credit and Business Development (1999 - 2002). At Demirbank-Bulgaria AD she became a Management Board Member and Executive Director (January 2002 - 2003). In 2003 Ms. Diana Miteva was appointed Member of the Management Board and Executive Director of DSK Bank. In November 2011 Diana Miteva received the prestigious Andras Fay award in recognition of her successful work and results in the implementation and promotion of the Private Banking project of DSK Bank. At the end of January 2014 Diana Miteva was awarded Atanas Bourov Prize for Bank Management 2013. Her leisure activities include sports, movies, reading.

Evelina Miltenova

Since 2004 Mrs.Evelina Miltenova has been member of the Board and the CEO of Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria. She has also been the Chair of the Board of the company for asset management - Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) since 2005. She has a strong experience in money and capital markets and she is Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) - one of the first members in Bulgaria of the Association for Investment Management and Research in Charlottesville, USA. Evelina Miltenova graduated in Finance and Credit in the University for World Economy in Sofia. She has worked for the Bulgarian Foreign Trade Bank (Bulbank), Biochim, Bulgarian Post Bank and ING Bank, Sofia Branch. She is fluent in English and Russian. She is married, with two children.

Gena Sybeva

Gena Sabeva is engineer and designer. She is also a key driver of the Association of interior designers in Bulgaria .She studied interior and spatial design in Germany, Italy and Bulgaria. More than 20 years she has started their own business in interior textiles, furniture and home accessories. Later he specializes in what professionals mean by the term "night zone" - mattresses, bed frames, pillows, sheets. In recent years, she designs and develops his own product line under the brand name mattresses ´Honey”.

Irena Komitova

Female Manager of 1996 in Bulgaria, CEO of Oriflame Bulgaria until 2000, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Allianz Bulgaria Holding, two years CEO of Kamor Auto, member of the Supervisory Board of Orgachim, director on the board of Black Sea Property fund, managing partner of Creative Solutions and AgroAqua PLC and publisher of the magazine. PREMIUM Lifestyle - this is Irena Komitova.

Krasimira Raycheva

Raicheva has worked for Visa Europe by the end of 2004. Before that she led a number of projects at IBM in the banking sector. She has experience in a commercial bank as Head "Card Payments." Krasimira Raicheva has a master's degree in electronics from the Technical University - Sofia and a master's degree in Project management from George Washington University. She graduated in Management at Henley Management College.

Maria Sheytanova

Maria Sheytanova is a member of the Management Board and CEO of Bulgarian-American Credit Bank (BACB). She joined the bank in 2004 as chief operating officer. Previously manager "Management consulting" in "Deloitte & Touche", Sofia. Between 2001 and 2003, led a project to introduce a new information system and to reorganize the branch system of the Bulgarian Post Bank.

Michaela Lashova

Michaela Lashova joined Forton as Head of Investment Consultancy & Valuation department after a five-year career at UniCredit Leasing, part of the largest financial institution in Bulgaria UniCredit, where she headed the department of large corporate clients and real estate. While at Forton, Mrs. Lashova helped to attract and retain as clients key international investors and developers. At her initiative, Forton opened up to the banking sector. Presently, a number of banks turn to Forton for pro-active management of their real estate portfolios. She has 18 years of total experience and 6 years of experience at Forton.

Petya Murgova

Founder and managing partner of “Murgova and partners” Attorneys-at-law. Founder and managing partner of Mediation and conciliation center. Attorney at law since 1992, member of the Sofia Bar Association. Mediator

Tanya Kosseva Boshova

Tanya Kosseva-Boshova has 15 years of experience on the Bulgarian commercial property market. She acted as partner and managing director of the largest and most successful property companies in the country – Colliers International, Landmark Property Bulgaria and European Trade Center. 2009 - 2014 and again as of July 2016 until now - Managing Director of European Trade Center. During this period she is involved in the development of projects in Sofia (office project European Trade Center) and Burgas (shopping center Burgas Plaza). Prior to joining European Trade Center, Tanya was Executive director at Landmark Property, has been working in Colliers International for 8 years, including 4 years as Managing Director of the Bulgarian office. In 2007, successfully initiated and accomplished an amendment in the Bulgarian legislation, abolishing restriction on the term of leases in Bulgaria. Tanya Kosseva-Boshova is a member of the Board of Directors of Ladies` Forum - a nonprofit organization of professional women in Bulgaria. She is a graduate of the American University in Bulgaria with a double major in Applied Economics and Business Administration.

Velichka Hristova

Velitchka Hristova is a Senior Banker and Director at Bank Gutmann AG with over 11 years of private banking and business development experience in Central and Eastern Europe, Southeastern Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. In her current role, Velitchka Hristova is responsible for setting up and growing the private banking franchise and expanding the network of professional partners. She is also a member of the Bank Gutmann AG’s Wealth Structuring Services team and the Family Business Owners initiative. In her capacity as Financial Advisor and Relationship Manager, Velitchka Hristova has worked extensively with first generation family business owners and entrepreneurs. Originally from Bulgaria, Velitchka Hristova has previously worked in a major non-profit organization in Minnesota, prior to moving back to Europe. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and in History from the American University in Bulgaria; a Masters Degree in Central and Eastern European History from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary; and an MBA from INSEAD in France. While at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), Velitchka Hristova was the President of the Student Government and the Student Representative to the Board of Directors. She has also served on the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG's) Alumni Association Board of Directors and was involved in the setting up the Bulgarian Chapter of the INSEAD Alumni Association. Velitchka Hristova is also completing Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) and Certificate in Family Wealth Advising (CFWA) qualifications. She speaks five languages and loves to travel.