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    1. Curriculum Vitae

    Personal information:

    • Bulgarian, born in December 1977

    Career:

    • November 2019 – onwards: Vice-President, European Investment Bank
    • January 2019 – October 2019: Member of Parliament, 44th National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria
    • May 2017 – December 2018: Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018
    • March 2017 – April 2017: Member of Parliament, 44th National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria
    • November 2014 – January 2017: Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
    • October 2014 – November 2014: Member of Parliament, 43th National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria
    • May 2013 – August 2014: Member of Parliament, 42th National Assembly of Republic of Bulgaria
    • September 2011 – March 2013: Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
    • August 2009 – September 2011: Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works
      • Head of Managing Authority of Operational Programme ‘Regional Development financed out of ERDF funding
      • Head of Managing Authority of Cross-Border Cooperation /CBC and Territorial Cooperation and Transnational Operational Programmes;
    • May 2002 – August 2009: Head of Department at National Fund Directorate, Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria
    • February 2002 - April 2002: Senior Expert at National Fund Directorate, Ministry of Finance of Bulgaria
    • December 1999 - January 2002: Senior Expert at EU ISPA Coordination Unit, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria
    • May 1999 – November 1999: International projects coordination expert at Institute for Postgraduate Studies at the University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • November 1998 – May 1999: Office Manager, PHARE Program, Tempus Project "CME-03051-97 National Academic Center for Management and Capital Markets", Sofia, Bulgaria
    • March 1997 – November 1998: Financial Manager, PHARE Program BG9315 "Training Program for Managers", Sofia
    • September 1996 – March 1997: Technical Expert, Institute for the Development of the Democracy, Sofia

    Education:

    • 2006: Doctor of Economics
    • 2001-2002: Master of Public Administration and European Integration at Varna Free University "Ch. Hrabar"
    • 1996-2000: Bachelor of International Economic Relations at University of National and World Economy, Sofia
    • 2002: Post-graduate qualification "Law" at University of National and World Economy, Sofia

    Additional information:

    • Publications
      • Author and co-author of more than 10 scientific publications, books, articles, monographs
      • Lecturer on Fundamentals of Public Administration, Strategic Public Sector Management, Project Management, funded by EU funds and programs
    • Honours and awards
      • Member of the group “New Leaders of Tomorrow“ at the World Economic Forum, Davos
      • Granted “Young Leader of tomorrow award at the Crans Montana Forum
    • Courses
      • Ecole Nationale D’Administration – ENA Paris France, tailor-made training session on good practices public relations, public behavior, and policy making aspects in the context of the upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU, 2017
      • Improving the verification of expenditures process of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds, Paris, France, 2009
      • Management and control of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds Authorities and Bodies in the Netherlands, Amsterdam, 2008
      • Negotiations in European Union – European Institute for Public Administration, Maastricht, Netherlands, 2006
      • Financial Management and Control of the European Funds, Institute of Public Administration of Ireland, Dublin, 2006
      • Specialization and exchange of practical experience - Financial Control of EU Structural Funds - Ministry of Finance of Dublin, Ireland, 2004
      • Financial Management, Institute for Training of Civil Servants, London, United Kingdom, 2004

    Last updated: 01 November 2019 (this CV is based on information provided to the EIB by the person concerned)

    2. Areas of oversight & Declaration of interest

    Vice-President Pavlova oversees the following areas:

    • Cohesion policy
    • Financing economic and social cohesion
    • Advisory, Joint Assistance to Support Projects in European Regions (JASPERS) and European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH)
    • Joint European Support for Sustainable Investment in City Areas (JESSICA)
    • IT and data governance
    • Strategy for the Danube region
    • Financing operations in Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF) and Turkey
    • Relations with the Vienna Initiative
    • Relations with the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDV)

    Other functions

    • Alternate Governor of the EBRD