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Board of directors

Ognian Ivanov DonevOgnian Ivanov Donev

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director

Ognian Donev was born on December 22nd, 1957. He studied in Hamburg, Vienna, and graduated in "International Economic Relations" in Sofia University of Economics.

Mr. Donev obtained a Doctor's degree in Economics in 1986 in Berlin.

Ognian Donev is a Chairman and Managing director of "Sopharma" AD. He also is:

• Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sopharma AD
• Member of the Advisory Board of CEIB
• Member of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
• Member of the Bulgarian Corporate Governance Committee
• Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce for Bulgaria
• Member of the MB of BGPharmA – Bulgarian Pharmaceutical Association of Generic Medicines
• Member of the Managing Board of the BCCI
• Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Medical University, Sofia
• Vice-president of the Vienna Economic Forum
• Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria (AmCham)
• Member of the Control Board with the Bulgarian Network of UN Global Compact
• Bearer of the Burov prize for industrial management

Mr. Donev is fluent in German, English, Russian and Italian.

He is married with two sons.




Vessela Liubenova StoevaVessela Liubenova Stoeva

Deputy-chairman of the Board of Directors

Vessela Stoeva is born on April 5, 1963 and completes her high school degree in the French Language School "G. Kirkov" in Sofia in 1982. Afterwards she continues and competes her higher education in the Economic University in Sofia – she receives her degree in "Finance and credit" 1989.

She is at Sopharma AD since 2000 as an economic advisor to the CEO and Deputy-chairman of the Board of directors.

Her professional experience includes different fields as trade with metals in Rudmetal, Bulgartabakholding AD etc. Mrs. Stoeva is also Deputy-chairman of the Board of Directors of Elpharma AD.


She speaks fluently French, English and Italian.
She is married and has two children.



Alexandar TchaouchevAlexandar Victorov Tchaouchev
Member of the Board of Directors

Alexandar Tchaouchev was born on April 24, 1965. In 1984 he graduated from the English Language School in Sofia and later in 1991 completed his higher education at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Mr. Tchaouchev was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of "Sopharma" AD on the General Meeting of shareholders held on June 29, 2011.

Mr. Tchaouchev's professional experience includes membership in the governing bodies of several successful companies, including "Monbat" AD, "Agrohold" AD, "Lukoil Bulgaria" Ltd., etc. His career begins at the Ministry of Commerce as an expert in 1993.



He speaks Russian, English and Spanish.



Ognian Kirilov Palaveev

Ognian Kirilov Palaveev

Member of the Board of Directors

Ognian Palaveev is born on 22.05.1949 in Sofia.

Mr. Palaveev completed his economic education in Germany and has over 37 years of experience in the fields of economics and trade.

In the last 15 years he has been an executive director of Unipharm AD and for more than 8 years he is member of the Board of Directors of Sopharma AD.

He speaks German and Russian.
Mr. Palaveev is married and has two children.



Andrey Liudmilov BreshkovAndrey Liudmilov Breshkov
Member of the Board of Directors

Andrey Breshkov is born on 19.10.1971 in Plovdiv. He completes his education in "Economics and Management of the Defense System" in the Economic University in Sofia. In 2004 receives his Master degree from the American University in Bulgaria.

From 1994 to 2000 Mr. Breshkov works at "Bulgaria" insurance company. From 2001 to 2005 works in the Ministry and Economics and then in the Ministry of Transportation and deals with the management and control of state owned companies.

He takes part in the management of companies as Kremikovtzi AD, Bulgaria Air AD etc. Since 2006 he works in the financial sector and takes part in the management of "Expat Properties" REIT "Expat Beta" REIT.



He speaks Russian and English.
Mr. Breshkov is married and has two children.