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.