Georgi Kirilov FCCA CF
Georgi is a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is a Corporate Finance (CF) qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) and holds a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is also part of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the US business valuation institution. Georgi has significant professional experience in accounting, consulting and corporate finance areas, and he has worked for many years in London and Geneva, prior to returning to Bulgaria at the end of 2005, where he spent three years in the Financial Advisory Services of Deloitte Bulgaria leading due diligence, valuation, and buy and sell side advisory engagements for major international and Bulgarian clients such as EON, KBC Bank, Magyar Telecom, BTC, BBB Group, Business Park Sofia, OCK, Gorubso Madan etc. Georgi delivers the following courses: Financial Management and Analysis, Corporate Finance, Finance for Non-Finance Professionals, Performance Management, Budgeting and Excel. He has extensive international teaching experience in the UK, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and Greece. Georgi specialises in corporate finance, performance management and financial management. He is teaching ACCA (F2, F3, F5, F9, P3, P4 and P5), CIMA (F3, ICS Management Level), CISI/ ICAEW Corporate Finance Qualification.
PETR SKOKAN FCCA MCMI
Petr has a degree in Finance & Business Valuation from Prague University of Economics. Before joining BPP in 2007, Petr started his career in audit services, later he worked for T-Mobile CZ in the area of financial management, controlling and reporting. Petr was promoted to take up a role of Managing Director for BPP Czech Republic in 2011. He teaches courses on accounting, financial reporting and auditing with many years of international experience with students in Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Greece and Slovenia. In 2015 he joined the global network of BPP Premier Members, becoming the Managing Partner of Ineo in the Czech Republic.
Boryana Petrova MVP, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MOS-Master
Boryana is a Certified Microsoft Trainer with over 10 years of experience as an IT instructor and consultant. She has a Master Degree in Mathematics and Informatics from the “St. St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Veliko Tarnovo. Boryana holds a number of professional qualifications and certificates, some of which include Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified IT Professional, Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist, Microsoft Office Specialist – Master and Most Valuable Professional – Excel 2012. In 2008 she has been included in the TOP 25 of the best Microsoft Office instructors according to the international business evaluation and measurement company Knowledge Advisors. She is also a creator and administrator of a the Microsoft Office Bulgaria users group under the supervision of Microsoft Bulgaria.
Tanya Kotocheva PhD CPA
Tanya has an extensive experience as an academic tutor, assessor, auditor of financial and non-financial enterprises and international groups in Bulgaria. She is a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA), registered auditor and member of the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants, certified internal auditor in public sector and member of Bulgarian Institute of Internal Auditors. Tanya has graduated the University of National and World Economy with a major Accountancy and Control and she also holds a PhD degree in Economics. She has gone through an internal training for BPP Tutors. Tanya is a specialist in the field of IFRS and their application in functioning enterprises
Vesela Kabatliyska, AAL Dinova Rusev & Partners
Vesela is a senior associate with Dinova Rusev & Partners law office. Her experience is focused on provision of clients with advice in the area of employment social security law and personal data protection. Vesela also advises in the area of competition as well as all aspects of employment law and compliance with the regulatory framework in place. She has extensive experience in structuring and drafting employment agreements, statutory internal rules and procedures, drafting and implementation of specific internal procedures such as implementation of share option plans, whistleblowing systems, etc. Vesela is a specialist in matters related to Societa Europea, dismissal and redundancy schemes as well as all issues, related to temporary agency work and data protection. She defends clients interests in unfair dismissal cases and data protection issues. She also works on various company and commercial issues related to general compliance and transaction-based ad hoc issues as well as on corporate transactions involving employment issues like transfer of undertaking, collective redundancy schemes mass layouts.
Paul Dixon, BA (Hons), DipM, MInstLM, MCIM, Chartered Marketer
Paul holds the CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing and is a Chartered Marketer. He works as a practising marketing consultant and trainer, with extensive experience in a wide variety of industries and in a number of countries, including Poland, Romania, Russia, The Netherlands and the UK. Paul helps small and medium businesses to create market driven, competitive business strategies that bring growth and achieve profit objectives. He then works with key staff members to implement these strategies, working alongside and within the team(s). Paul offers a broad range of marketing, business and sales skills and has worked effectively providing trainings and workshops at all levels within an organisation. In addition to marketing courses, Paul also teaches Strategic Management (E3), Business Analysis (P3) and Advanced Performance Management (P5) modules for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) professional level examinations. His teaching style is dynamic and professional, highly exam-focused, participative and based upon continuous use of up-to-date, real-world examples.
Claire Zenkerová, ACA
Claire finished her ACA (ICAEW) qualification while she was working for Price Waterhouse in London. After that she moved to the office in Prague as an audit manager with additional responsibility for coordinating and providing training for professional staff . Claire has been training management and financial accounting in the Czech Republic since 1996. In 2000 she joined the BPP team as a teacher, focusing on ACCA courses in finance and management accounting. She is actively involved in training programs for management level, covering topics as communication, presentation skills, effective meetings, time management, feedback and interviews. In 2015 she also became one of the three Managing Partners in the Ineo bizhub, a BPP Premier Member..
Ivelina Cherneva is a senior associate with Dinova Rusev & Partners law office. She started her career in the company in 2007. Throughout the years Ivelina has gathered extensive experience in different internal corporate restructurings, she has managed procedures of mergers and acquisitions of independent entities as well as analysis of potential anti – competition effect. Ivelina has lead the preparation and delivery of official notices submitted to the Commission for Protection of Competition regarding expected concentration of companies. She is skilled in business consulting and has worked on various large projects for building marketing strategies and performing activities related to competition law and risk evaluation in this context. Ivelina is an expert also in Consumer protection law. She has specialized in Food production law. She took part in the trainings of Summer Academy in Global Food Law and Policy, Spain, 2013.
DRAGOMIR VUCHEV FCCA, CPA
Dragomir is a fellow of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is also a qualified Certified Public Accountant (CPA), registered auditor and member of the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he is part of the examining body. He holds a Masters in Accounting and Finance from the University of National and World Economy. Dragomir has extensive experience working with high growth businesses from both commercial and financial sector, in different capacities - auditing, consulting and being an interim CFO for a group of companies in the medical sector. He has developed his financial career for seventeen years of auditing and consulting for KPMG in Bulgaria where he was a director of the Department of Professional Practice for the Balkan region (dealing with complex IFRS issues and facilitating internal and external trainings). Dragomir delivers many tailored trainings on topics such as IFRS, IFRS Update, Audit Update as well as Finance for Non-Finance Professionals in Bulgaria and abroad.
VALENTINA STEFANOVA, CERTIFIED MICROSOFT OFFICE SPECIALIST MASTER & TRAINER
Valentina Stefanova is an instructor certified for some of the most popular products from the Microsoft Office package – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint. Since 2014 she has been part of the training team of ITraining and has specialized in delivering classes for expert level of Microsoft as well as consulting businesses for office solutions and skills update for large groups of employees. Her personalized approach towards the participants adds value to the training and helps for the smooth understanding of the topics, building in-depth knowledge and skills and mastering all specific tips and tricks for more efficient usage of the programmes and applications on focus. Whether it is versions 2003 or 2016 of the package, regardless of levels – basic, intermediate or Advanced, Valentina handles the training with expertise.
Tzvetelina Koleva is a professional with many years of experience in the field of the financial audit and accounting advisory services, accumulated mainly during her career in one of the so-called consulting practices from the Big Four. In recent years, she has been a partner responsible for the development of the audit practices and risk management in Bulgaria and in the region. Tzvetelina graduated from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia with a Master's degree in Finance. She has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK since 2002 and since 2007 has been a registered auditor and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Bulgaria (ICPA). She has a certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She has participated in various working groups at ICPA, formed on the occasion of legislative changes in the field of auditing, accounting and the fight against terrorist financing and money laundering. Tzvetelina has a long-standing experience in delivering general and tailored trainings to upgrade professional skills under IFRS in the country and abroad. She has participated in projects aimed at managing the transformation and the adoption of IFRS in key enterprises and industries.
Lincoln Miles BA HONS, FCCA, FCMI, FCIS IFRS, US GAAP, UK GAAP
Lincoln designs, writes and presents post-qualification training courses, workshops and seminars for accounting professionals. He also teaches accountants for their ACCA and ICAEW accounting exams. He is also the former Managing Director of BPP in Jersey. Lincoln has held various Course Manager and Director roles and also the National Subject Manager roles for ICAEW Advanced stage Corporate Reporting and Audit and Assurance. Outside BPP Lincoln has been an examinations marker for ACCA and ICAEW Case Study. Lincoln’s background in education enables him to communicate detailed and complex subject material in a dynamic and efficient manner. It is interesting to mention that Lincoln has been an actor in the past and having this qualification and personal qualities, he is able to deliver technical information in a very engaging and entertaining manner. Lincoln has delivered a number of tailored trainings to our clients in Bulgaria on topics such as IFRS, IFRS Update, UK GAAP, US GAAP as well as CPD lectures in front of ACCA students and members; thus, he is familiar with local audience.
Iliya Grozdanov MJur, AAL Dinova Rusev & Partners
Iliya holds a Magister Juris degree from Oxford University where he specialized in corporate finance, International Financial and European law. He also holds Legal English diploma from the University of California San Diego, a Master’s degree in law with honors from Sofia University and a certificate in US Business law. Iliya is a full-time attorney-at-law admitted for practice to the Bulgarian Bar. Prior to his return to Bulgaria in 2007, he has worked in Massachusetts and London. From 2007 until April 2009, Iliya has worked with the legal department of Ernst & Young. At present, he is part of Dinova & Rusev Law office. He has participated in most of the major finance and energy projects that have taken place in Bulgaria for the past three years. Iliya is working mainly in the fields of Corporate, Financial and Energy law. He is one of the few lawyers in Bulgaria, specializing in climate change and carbon trading. Iliya is teaching ACCA F4 (Global) in Bulgaria and Romania.
Richard Berkeley is an actor and a musician. He has worked as a producer, presenter and writer for BBC Television, RAI TV and radio and TVP (Pegaz) and as an advertising copy-writer for many commercials. He can often be seen on BBC World TV. Richard has had an extensive film and television career working with directors such as Liliana Cavani, Lina Wertmuller and Ken Russell and actors such as Mickey Rourke, Rutger Hauer and Emily Watson. Now he divides his time between being Chairman of Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna in Warsaw and as a trainer at top executive level to leading companies in Poland and elsewhere. His clients include Kraft, Unilever, General Electric, Nordea, BPH Bank, CitiBank, Avon, Deloitte, Coca-Cola Hellenic and MDV Professional Education.
Jakub Guttner, Ph.D. ACCA CISA
After completing his Ph.D. in Information Technology in 2004, Jakub left theory for practice and started working in computer security and IT audit for Ernst & Young. In his senior role, he was also the team Excel expert. He has qualified as an ACCA Chartered Accountant in the area of finance (2008), and CISA Information Systems Auditor in the area of IT and audit (2007). Nowadays, he specializes in teaching financial modeling, financial management, measuring and managing performance, databases, IFRS and accountancy. Since 2015 Jakub is also a Managing Partner at Ineo Czech Republic, a Premier Member of the Global Network of BPP
Atanas Mihaylov, AAL Wolf Theiss
Atanas is a Senior Associate at Wolf Theiss Bulgaria. His skills and experience are concentrated in three main directions: transaction tax planning, acquisition and disposals of energy projects and real estate projects development. In the field of transaction tax planning he advises multinational and domestic clients in every step in the transaction process: pre-deal negotiations, due diligence, structuring of the transaction (corporate income tax, VAT, real estate tax), structuring of the acquisition vehicle, contracts negotiations. In the area of energy business, he is involved in the acquisition, development and sale of energy projects (and in particular oil & gas projects and renewable energy projects) with a focus at zoning/planning, construction and environmental regulations, EPC agreements, O&M agreements, subcontractor agreements, tax advice, assets & share purchase agreements and due diligence. His experience in the development of real estate projects includes advising on property rights acquisition, land use and permitting, technical infrastructure issues, construction, environmental regulations, commercial leasing and asset management, financing and sale documentation, and tax planning through out the investment life cycle of the real estate project (acquisition, exploitation period and exit).
Lyudmil Karaulanov AAL, Belokonski, Gospodinov and Partners
Lyudmil holds a Master's Degree in Law and European Union Law from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. He has an extensive experience in the application of legislation in the areas of construction and investment process as well as in the bank sector. Lyudmil has been a legal consultant for the Municipality of Sofia, he has worked as a manager at the legal department of Landmark Holdings (investment company of Alpha Finance Holding), consultant at Nautilex and also at the legal firm Belokonski, Gospodinov and Partners. Lyudmil is interested in real estate management, foreign investments structuring and enterprise restructuring. He focuses in providing consult on structuring, negotiation and restructuring of company financing and their legal provisions. As a member of different teams, performing in different roles he has participated in the preparation and practical implementation of some of the most significant real estate investment deals in Bulgaria for the last decade.
Zlatina is actively working the field of people management and organizational development for more than 19 years. Prior joining MDV Professional Education Team, Zlatina was Manager Organisational Development for denkstatt group (in Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovakia), and Managing Director for denkstatt bulgaria. In her group role, she was responsible for the creation of engaging and working processes in knowledge and people management; for mentoring people in the organization to achieve their professional goals; and for supporting managers to create and sustain company culture. Zlatina has broad experience with different industries and clients, accumulated also in Deloitte Bulgaria as a Manager in Management Consulting team. For the 7 years, dedicated to the company, Zlatina was part of the HRTransformation processes, culture and organizational diagonostic projects, people development engagements, etc. Zlatina has trained more than 6,000 individuals, in more than 10 countries and from various professional background and age. She is a referent on group-dynamic psychological trainings and organizational diagnostics expert. She holds a Master degree on Organisational Development from SU and master degree in HRM from NBU. Zlatina constantly updates her expertise in the dynamic spheres of human resources, social psychology, corporate responsibility and leadership. .
Valentina is a Chartered Surveyor (Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), Senior level in Management Consultancy. She holds a Professional MBA from Vienna Economic University (WU) and a number of various certificates and international trainings in Banking, Accounting and Financial Management. Valentina has over 15 years of experience in project development, having the opportunity to manage all project phases in number of industries. Her portfolio ranges from manufacturing, through retail, FMCG, consulting and real estates. Valentina has worked in renown international financial instructions and retailers (Kamenitsa/ MolsonCoors Group, INNIMMO, Bulgarian – American Investment Fund, Alpha Bank & Real Estate, Otp Group), where she has structured and implemented complex transactions with benchmark significance at the time, pioneering international best practices in local environment.
Manuel Bellsolell is the dedicated country manager for Spain and Bulgaria for Business Today International Simulations. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of B2B trainings and sales as well as consulting services in a broad range of industries – production, machinery, mining, retail, FMCG, IT and software. He has worked for various multinational companies, some of which rated in the top of market capitalization in their sector of economy (PepsiCo, HP, Danone, American Express, Santander etc.). He has conducted over 25 projects for Fortune 500 companies. In 2004 Manuel created his own training and consulting company and has ever since focused in customer experience and sales, teaching and helping his partners achieve perfection through the methods of business simulation games. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Еuropean Business and Management School, part of San Jose State University.