Bulgarian American Business Center

Board of directors

Michael Tachev

Born 1949

Education

  • 1963-1968 English language High School, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • 1968-1973 Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria M.Sc.
  • 1976-1979 Academy of International Economic Relations, Moscow, Russia MBA

Professional Experience

  • 1970-1973 Balkan Holidays Ltd. (Tourist company), London
    UK Employed on a seasonal basis (summer time)
  • 1973-1974 Isotimpex (Trading company), Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1974-1975 Regular service in the army
  • 1975-1976 Back to Isotimpex (Trading company), Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 1979-1987 Isotimpex (Trading company), Sofia, Bulgaria
    Managing Director of different export and import departments and divisions
  • 1987-1990 L.Zhivkova International Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
    (Now St.Cyril and St.Methodius Foundation) Treasurer
  • 1990- St.Cyril and St.Methodius Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Chief Executive Officer

Other Professional Activities

  • 1992-1995 Union of Bulgarian Foundations and Associations, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Vice President
  • 1992- Family Private Agricultural Cooperative, Nova Zagora, Bulgaria
    Chairman
  • 1995-2001 Union of Bulgarian Foundations and Associations, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Member of the Board
  • 1995-2000 Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation,
    Civil Society Development Foundation
    Nova Zagora Community Foundation, Bulgaria
    Member of the Board
  • 1995- European Foundation Center, Brussels, Belgium
    Member of the Governing Council and a number of committees
  • 1995- Food Distribution Company, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Shareholder and CEO
  • 1997- PAGE Real Estate Company, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Member of the Board of Directors
  • 1998-2002 World of Music Association, Cultural Forum Foundation, Bulgaria
    Member of the Board
  • 1998-2002 Union of Bulgarian Foundations and Associations, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Chairman of the Auditing Council
  • 1999-Bulgarian Business Leaders’s Forum, Sofia, Bulgaria
    Member of the Advisory Board
  • 2001-Rotary Club Sofia Vitosha, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 2003-Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria
    President

Languages

English, Spanish, Russian, German