Bulgarian American Business Center

Board of directors

Alexandar Dimitrov Popov

Date and place of birth: 21.11.1951, Sofia, Bulgaria


  • 1969 St. K.Ohridski High School No.32, Sofia
  • 1974 St. Kliment Ohridski University, Sofia
    Department of Law
    Subject of studies: Law
  • 2001 Professor at M.V.Lomonossov Moscow
    State University, Moscow, Russia

Professional experience

  • 1975 – 1977 Senior Expert at the Central Union of the Science and technology unions

    Quality Control expert; Head of the National System for quality control in the Republic of Bulgaria

  • 1975 – 1980 Prosecutor

  • 1980 – 1985 Ministry of Justice: Expert on the elaboration of normative acts; Head of a team elaborating the laws for the development and government of the Republic of Bulgaria
  • 1986 – 1990 Senior legal adviser: Head of the Legal Department of a group of projects in Iraq. The Department supported and secured the activities of the companies working on the construction of irrigation and water supply systems in the Republic of Iraq.
  • 1990 – 1992 Senior Expert – Adviser in the National Assembly (The Parliament) of the Republic of Bulgaria
    Head of a Team of Experts elaborating bills in the fields of commercial law, investment, taxation and banking law
  • Since 1992 Managing partner in the lawyer’s offices “Popov & Markovski” and “Popov & Partners”.
    Representation in more than 40 legal cases and proceedings; Defense of firms and enterprises before The Supreme Court of the Republic of Bulgaria; Three legal cases abroad. 2003 - present Honourary Consul of Latvia in Bulgaria

Research activities and publications

  • Two works on The Quality Control of the Industrial Products
  • Two works on Social Psychology and Social Groups Management
  • Lecturer at the Higher Institute of Psychology
  • Post-graduate studies

Additional engagements

  • Consultant of the Legal Commission of The National Assembly on matters related to investments and banks
  • Consultant on the Tax Legislation and Commercial Law at Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria, The Ministry of Finance, Bulbank etc.
  • Lawyer: Arthur Andersen, USA; Price Waterhouse, USA; LEO Bank, Switzerland; Velgraf Inc., USA; T.A.B. Investment, Cyprus; Velgraf Ltd., Bulgaria; Bulbank; Bank DSK etc.

Personal data

Marital status: married
Wife: Aliya Mohammed Al Timimi, Graduated from Baghdad University,
Subject: T.V. producer
Children: Two daughters and a son

Address: Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
4, St. Nedelya Sq.
Tel.: +359 2 9809321
Fax: +359 2 9802426
E-Mail: law@velgraf.org