Executive Team

Executive-TeamNikola Iliev
Executive Director

Nikola Iliev leads the Canadian Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce. He is responsible for managing the executive office and, together with the Board, committee members, and other Chamber members, for developing and implementing CBCC’s programs and strategies.

 

Silvia Pissarova
Deputy Executive Director

Silvia Pissarova assists at leading the Canadian Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and supports the Executive Director in all management tasks and activities.

 

Dimitar Petrov
Head of Government, Public Affairs & Lobbying

Dimitar Petrov serves as liaison between businesses in Canada and Bulgaria and the Bulgarian government and Canadian government entities. Dimitar Petrov is responsible for engaging with members to conduct economic climate surveys, policy studies, and advocacy efforts. He is also tasked to increase CBCC’s presence in through conducting business missions and engaging with partners.

 

Dimitar Hristev
Head of Corporate Governance

Dimitar Hristev advises large multinational companies on corporate governance issues.

 

Rayna Petrova
Head of Research

Rayna Petrova contributes to domestic and regional Chamber’s publications and analyses. She is also responsible for engaging with the Bulgarian government, organizing and implementing regional business missions, and supporting the Board of Directors.

 

Nikolay Dimov
Head of Membership

Nikolay Dimov leads the membership engagement team and is responsible for implementing growth and retention strategies for the Chamber.

 

Violeta Vassileva
Head of Marketing, PR & Business Development

Violeta Vassileva is responsible for marketing, recruiting and retaining members, PR, business development, and enhancing membership growth. She works with member companies to maximise their brand exposure through marketing collaboration, advertising and sponsorship vehicles.

 

Elena Georgieva
Head of Corporate Events

Elena Georgieva is responsible for managing and executing CBCC’s events which include breakfast meetings, luncheon briefings, conferences, seminars, round tables and social events. She sources speakers and identifies topics that are relevant to the business community in Canada and Bulgaria, and is also responsible for planning and managing CBCC’s annual AGM.

 

Bozhidar Kirchev
Head of Programming and Committee Relations

Bozhidar Kirchev is responsible for managing CBCC’s 10+ industry focused committees, as well as, all Government related events. He works closely with the Committee Chairs to produce relevant and timely topics for each committee.

 

Teodora Mutafchiyska
Head of Finance and Accounting

Teodora Mutafchiyska is responsible for Chamber’s finance, accounting, and prepares the monthly financial reports for the Board of Directors.

 

Anna Tomova
Head of Administration

Anna Tomova is responsible for Chamber’s administration and prepares the monthly reports for the Board of Directors.

 

Peter Argirov
Head of IT & Support Services

Peter Argirov manages the Chamber’s technology systems, website, vendors, technology budgeting and ensures our IT assets are maintained.