Board of Trustees

(as of May 2014)

Mr. Ivan Manev, Chair, Dean of College of Business, Public Policy and Health, University of Maine, USA

Ambassador Elena Poptodorova, Deputy Chair, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United States; Former Director of the Security Policy Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria


Mr. Stephen Auth, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Federated Equities, NY, NY, USA

Mr. Thomas Celli, President, Celli-Flynn Brennan Architects and Planners, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Mr. Andrey Delchev, Managing Partner, Eurolex Bulgaria OOD, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ms. Petia Dimitrova, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Management Board, Eurobank Bulgaria AD, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mr. Pavel Ezekiev, Co-founder and General Partner, NEVEQ Capital Partners; Former Director and Country Head of Deutsche Bank Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mr. J.K. Fagan, Vice President and Treasurer, State Street Bank GmbH, Munich, Germany

Mr. Ivan Gramatikov (ex-officio) (’07), President of the AUBG Alumni Association, Leasing Manager, Real Estate Services Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mr. Elvin Guri (’96), CEO, River Styxx Capital; former Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of JetFinance International Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mr. Thomas Higgins, Managing Partner, Balkan Accession Fund, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ms. Marianne M. Keler, Director, Sallie Mae Bank; former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sallie Mae, USA

Mr. Stratsimir (Stratsi) Kulinski, Head of International Corporate Development, TiVo Inc., CA, USA

Mr. Iliya Lingorski, Regional Director, eCORP International, Sofia, Bulgaria; former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bulgarian Development Bank; and former First Deputy Minister of Finance, Head of the State Treasury and IMF Alternate Governor for Bulgaria

Mr. Peter Lithgow, CEO and Country Manager, AES Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria

Mr. Cristobal Mendez de Vigo, Founder , Blulicap LLP, London, UK

Mr. Fabio Lopez Ceron, founder, general partner, Equilibria Capital Management; principal investor, Board member, Grupo Terratest, Geneva, Switzerland

Ambassador John K. Menzies, a retired career diplomat, former Dean of John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University and 16th president of Graceland University, USA

Mr. Joel Morse, Co-founder and CEO of C3i Inc., Morristown, NJ, USA

Mr. Solomon Passy, Founding President and CEO of the Atlantic Club, Sofia, Bulgaria; former Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bulgarian National Assembly; and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

Mr. Svetlozar Petrov, Managing Director, JobTiger Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria

Mr. Francois Riston, General Manager, DBApparel; former managing director at Procter & Gamble; former manager, Gillette and Sony, Europe, Paris, France

Mr. Gerard van der Sluys (ex-officio), Chair of the University Council 


Mr. Claude Janssen, Honorary Chair of the International Council and Chair of the Board, INSEAD, Paris, France

Mr. Ralph P. Davidson, Former Chair of the Board of TIME Inc.; Former Chair of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, USA

Mr. Sean Homer
, Faculty Representative to the Board
Mr. Pierangelo Castagneto, Alternate Faculty Representative to the Board
Mr. Salih Menkulasi, Student Representative to the Board

Ms. Yana Simeonova, Clerk to the Board, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

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