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Steering Committee


Marina Stefanova

Marina Stefanova, PhD, is a associate professor at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Sofia university ”St. Kliment Ohridski”. She is director of the Master’s programme “Responsible and Sustainable Governance” and manager of ESG Lab and ESG Academy.

Chairman of the Sustainability Specialists Association (former BAKSOS). Member of the Steering Committee of the Association of the Investor Relations Directors in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Food Bank. Founder and director of the multimedia information-educational programme “CSR AdviceBox” of “Kauzi” Foundation.

Member of the Advisory Council on Corporate Social Responsibility at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy and Executive Director of the “FEB” Foundation, whose main goals are related to supporting the development of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and confirmation and dissemination of the idea of “sustainable development” and its enrichment.

Boris Kolev

Boris Kolev in an social entrepreneur with extensive experience and expertise in the fields of CSR and Sustainable Development. He is the founder and CEO of CSR Bulgaria – The Bulgarian Business network for CSR. His work is related in working mainly with businesses, corporations, non-profits and medias assisting in their process of defining and executing sustainability strategies and collaboration.

He is a lecturer on Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship topics in various universities and is a head of the discipline “Sustainable Business Practices” for the CSR Master Degree in VUZF University in Sofia. In 2018 Boris has been featured in the European “FERD’s List” for young people with greatest social impact in the continent.


Vessela Petrova

Vessela Petrova has a PhD on Economics and Management (Mining), with dissertation “Research and Assessment of Corporate Social Responsibility of Mining Enterprises”. Since 2010, she works as a lecturer at the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”.

Her work is deeply related to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, focusing on the mining industry. She is author of many publications and participates in related international conferences. Vessela specialized at the University of Virginia (USA) and the Canadian Center for Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility in Alberta University.

Darina Georgieva

Darina Georgieva is еxecutive director of UNGC Network Bulgaria, Overgas Society Manager at Overgas and a member of the Advisory Council on CSR at the MLSP. She works to promote corporate social responsibility, the implementation of the UN Global Compact Ten principles and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by bringing together companies into collective actions of public importance on the sustainable development of business and society. She is responsible for relations with the UN Global Compact in New York and CSR Europe.

Ms. Georgieva is a Master in Law with qualifications in project management, and applied trainings in CSR performance and measurement. She has 10 years’ experience in the United Nations Development Program.


Evgeni Stanimirov

Prof. Dr. Evgeni Stanimirov is a Rector of the University of Economics – Varna. He has more than 60 successfully accomplished projects (consulting services to different businesses in the field of FMCG, cement industry, construction, consumer electronics, etc.) in the field of marketing (marketing and brand strategies; market segmentation; positioning strategies, communication activities etc.). Projects: Marketing expert in more than 35 research projects (financed by EU and World Bank).

Publication activity: More than 130 publications in the field of marketing.

Research interests: Brand Management; CRM; CSR; Customer satisfaction and Loyalty; Digital Marketing, etc. He has 15 academic books published in the above mentioned fields.


Milka Semova

Dr. Semova is an analyst and adviser in performance management. She combines strategic and operational thinking with a multi-faceted stakeholder approach. She builds bridges across different organizational cultures and sectors: Industry-Academy-Nonprofit-Institutional. She takes a keen interest in big data, machine learning, and AI ethics.