Mr Plamen Oresharski was appointed Bulgaria's Finance Minister on 17 August 2005. On 1 January 2007 he therefore became the EIB Governor for Bulgaria.
Prior to his appointment as Minister of Finance, Mr Oresharski was Vice-Chancellor of the University of National and World Economy from 2003 to 2005. From 1997 to 2001, he served as Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance, and from 1993 to 1997 as Director of the Finance Ministry's State Treasury and Debt Directorate. Mr Oresharski was also Vice-Dean of the Finance Department of the University of National and World Economy from 1992 to 1993.
Mr Oresharski was born on 21 February 1960. He has a doctorate in investment and investment analysis from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.