Latchezar Bogdanov is a Managing Partner of Industry Watch Group- Bulgaria. He started his career as a researcher with the Institute for Market Economy in Sofia, a leading NGO and think tank. In 2003, he became a founder and board member of the Bulgarian Society for Individual Liberty and a founder of the Bulgarian Macroeconomic Association. In 2004, he co-founded Industry Watch Group Ltd, a private economic research and analysis company. He is currently serving on the board of OSI Sofia. He is also a regular contributor to the press in Bulgaria and is the co-author of two books: “Privatization Control in Bulgaria” and “Anatomy of Transition: Economic History of Bulgaria from 1989 to 2004.” He holds a MA from the University of National and World Economy.
Emilia Karadotcheva is Chief Financial Officer at the Bulgarian – American Enterprise Fund (“BAEF”). She joined BAEF in 1993 as Chief Accountant, setting up its finance and accounting department, building up and training a strong team of young professionals. She is also in charge of IT and HR management as well as statutory reporting and BAEF’s tax matters. She set up and developed the accounting departments of BAEF’s subsidiaries, including the Bulgarian – American Credit Bank. She actively participated in the structuring and initial public offering of four special investment purpose companies, established by the BAEF and investing in real estate and loan receivables. In one of these, she served as Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Prior to joining BAEF she worked as auditor at the Ministry of Finance and before that she was an accountant at the Bulgarian National Bank. Emilia has a Masters degree in Accounting and Finance from University of World and National Economy, Sofia.
Rossen Ivanov is the Managing Partner of Black Peak Capital, a co-investment private equity fund focused on investing in high growth Bulgarian firms. Previously he held the same position at Entrea Capital, and before that he worked at McKinsey & Co. in New Jersey/New York, where he focused on consumer goods, industrial and private equity clients. Prior to McKinsey, he worked as an investment associate at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, based in London, where he was responsible for structuring debt and equity investments across Eastern Europe. Rossen started his career at Procter & Gamble Balkan Markets in Bucharest. He holds an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from the American University in Bulgaria.