Irena Mladenova
Deputy Minister of Economy

Irena Mladenova has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and a master’s degree in Banking and Entrepreneurship from the MasterBE Business School, Italy.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the private and public sectors, 6 of them in leading international consulting companies in projects for leading companies in light industry, finance, and the public sector in Central and Eastern Europe. She was an advisor in the economic team at the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism as well as in the Administration of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria on topics related to competitiveness, innovation, investment and the business environment. She was twice a Caretaker Deputy Minister of Economy in 2013 and 2014.

She has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski since 2010. She is fluent in English and uses Italian, Russian and Serbia.

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