Ivan Totev

Eng. Ivan Totev was born on 28.10.1975 in Plovdiv.

He has a Master degree from the Technical University of Sofia, major “Computer System and Technologies.”

In May 2010 he received a master degree from the Faculty of Law at Plovdiv University “Paisiy Hilendarski”, major “Public Administration”. He received excellent mark for his Thesis on “Regional policies of the European Union on security and stability”. The Black Sea Synergy – the new EU initiative in the Black Sea region”.

He started his career in 1997 as a graphic designer in a Publishing House.

From 2001 to 2004 he worked as a Project Manager in a software company.

From 2004 to 2007 he worked as a Technical Director in a hotel complex.

In November 2007 he won the elections for Mayor of District East, Plovdiv. At the Parliament Elections in 2009, he was the leader of the list of the Political Party GERB for 16th Election District Plovdiv city. He was a Member of the Parliament in the 41st National Assembly for the period July – August 2009.

From 12.08.2009 to October 2011 he was Governor of Plovdiv District.

With Resolution of the Council of Ministers from November 2009 he was elected as a member of the Government Decentralization Council, presided by the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works. The Council was established as consultative body of the Government, and its task was to coordinate the implementation of the Decentralization Strategy and its program.

In October 2009 he was elected as representative of South Central District in the Monitoring Committee of Operational Program “Regional Development” and the Monitoring Committee of Operational Program “Human Resources”.

In September 2011 he was nominated as mayoral candidate of PP GERB and on 30.10.2011 he was elected as a Mayor of Plovdiv.

Eng. Ivan Totev is married with one child.

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