Management Board

Ana Vilfan

Position
Secretary
Member of the managing board

Ana Vilfan was born in Sofia, Bulgaria on 01.04.1993. In 2012, she graduated Liceo Italiano with specialization in Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Her bachelor degree was completed in University of Westminster in the field of European Legal Studies – Law (2012-2016). She also completed studies in Maastricht at Maastricht University in European and International Law (2014-2015). Ana is a person with broad interests and as such she actively participates in several NGOs, activism programs, moot court competitions, campaigns and initiatives, by providing PR and representation on national, European and International level as coordinator. She is a keen participant in UN conferences, as well as, UN simulations. As part of her university ELSA branch, she was a board member and a PR officer. She has participated in various UN simulations, and in 2016 she has been selected to represent ELSA UK in the 25th annual UNODC meeting in Vienna. Ana has a private practice in legal services and mediation.

Valentin Mihov

Position
Member of the managing board

Valentin Mihov was born on 10.07.1992 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated top of his class from the European School of Frankfurt. He then pursued his undergraduate studies in the University of Cambridge, where he earned a First Class bachelor’s degree in Economics. He then specialised in Financial Economics, pursuing a master’s degree in the University of Oxford, while obtaining full funding from the merit-based Clarendon Fund Scholarship. He graduated top of the class. Currently, Valentin is a consultant in London and helps companies overcome diverse strategic challenges. He is interested in music (from funk to minimal), as well as economics and finance.

Velislava Petrova

Position
Member of the managing board

Velislava Petrova was born in Sandanski on 05.06.1990. She graduated from the National High School of Mathematics and Science with a Golden Diploma in Biology and Biotechnology. At the age of 18 she was awarded a scholarship to attend the XLAB International Science Camp in Goettingen, Germany where she worked on projects in Drosophila Development, Organic Chemistry and Astrophysics.

After her research experience in Germany, she moved to do a Bachelor Degree in Virology at the University of Bristol, UK. She finished her degree as top of her class and was awarded the University prize for most innovative research project. During her Bachelor degree, she is also one of 3 students selected to do a placement in bioinformatics at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where she works on methods for monitoring the  evolution of Norovirus, HIV and HCV. Since 2013 Velisava is a holder of a Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Scholarship and she investigates the relationship between vaccination and autoimmune diseases.

Dobromir Tochilarov

Position
Member of the managing board

Dobromir Tochilarov was born in Gabrovo on 5th July 1991. From the age of 12 he attended the Sofia High School of Mathematics and competed in maths and physics. For his accomplishments there Dobromir earned scholarships from organisations such as the American Foundation for Bulgaria, “1000 scholarships” and the Sofia Municipality. He continued his higher education at the University of Cambridge where he graduated as a Master of Electrical and Electronics engineering. Upon leaving university Dobromir worked as a radio frequency electronics hardware designer at Cambridge Communication Systems. Today he works as a automation test engineer at RealVNC. In 2016 Dobromir successfully passed level 1 of the CFA program. He enjoys filling his spare time with Project Euler problems and cooking.

Калоян Буковски

Position
Член на управителния съвет

Калоян Буковски е роден в гр. Русе през 1992 г. От 2006 година учи в Националната природоматематическа гимназия „Акад. Л. Чакалов“ в София, която завършва с награда за цялостен принос „Любомир Чакалов“ през 2011 г., за постижения в областта на изследователската математика.

Калоян има национални и 3 международни медала в областта на синтетичната геометрия, както и публикации на две теореми в математически списания. Носител на призови места в математическите състезания, дългогодишен състезател по волейбол, главен редактор на училищния вестник „НПМГ Днес“ и член на ръководството на ученическия съвет на НПМГ. Носител на награди от „1000 стипендии“, сдружение „Джордж Маршал“ и лауреат на българската „Нощ на учените“ през 2009 и 2010 г.

Калоян учи университета в Единбург, където е и президент на българското общество. Завършва със специалност „Приложна математика“ през 2014 г. и в същата година започва професионалния си път като анализатор по финансов риск в британската „UK Asset Resolution“. От май 2016 г. година Калоян е технически консултант в международната компания „Sopra Steria Group“, работейки по математически модели в сферата на изкуствен интелект и статистическо прогнозиране в The Royal Bank of Scotland.
Калоян има опит като главен организатор на масови събития, последното от които е благотворителния концерт „НПМГ – Историята помни победителите“ в защита на своята гимназия в борбата и срещу актуални промени в българското законодателство. Концертът се провежда в големи мащаби в зала Универсиада, подкрепен от известни български музиканти, начело с БТР.

Liana Minkova

Position
Member of the managing board

Liana Minkova was born on November, 4th in 1993. She has a BA in International Politics from King’s College London and an award for Best Overall Performance. Her undergraduate thesis on the role of oil and gas in foreign policy, with reference to Russia and Saudi Arabia, received the highest grade in the Department of Political Economy. Liana has done internships at the Bulgarian National Assembly, the Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Embassy in London. While at King’s, she was chosen to participate as a research fellow in a project evaluating and comparing the quality of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe.

Liana holds an MPhil in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, with a particular focus on international security and human rights. She is a PhD student in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge and has received a full studentsip from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Her research proposal examines the compatibility of the concept of individual criminal responsibility with the collective nature of international crimes.

Lora Beltcheva

Position
Member of the managing board

Lora Beltcheva was born in 1996 in Sofia. She pursued her high school education at the American College of Sofia, from which she graduated with honors and received the class award for contribution to student life. During her high school years, she joins the Bulgarian entrepreneurship club Start It Smart, though which she organizes a series of lectures and workshops in the sphere of entrepreneurship and business, specifically designed for students. During one of her summers in high school, she works as a volunteer in the office of a non-profit foundation supporting children with disabilities. During summer 2016, she completes an internship with the economic adviser of the President of Bulgaria. Since September 2015, Lora is pursuing a major in Economics and Sustainable Development at Columbia University in New York. Aside from Millennium, she currently participates in a transatlantic think-tank with a focus on European affairs.

Marie-Louise Favre

Position
Member of the managing board

Marie-Louise Favre was born in 1993. In 2011, she graduated from the Lycée Français "Victor Hugo" in Sofia from with high honours.

She moved to Paris to pursue her higher education and enrolled in the very competitive "Classes préparatoires" system, studying economics. She was awarded the merit-based “Excellence Major” scholarship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs for outstanding academic achievement.

She was then admitted to ESCP Europe-Business School, the world’s first business school est.1819, to pursue a "Grande Ecole" - Master in Management. During her studies she lived in Paris and London. As part of her studies she worked as an Advisor for the Bulgarian Mission to the United Nations in New York in 2015.

In 2016, she took a gap year, where she completed an internship in the sustainable finance division of the investment bank Natixis in Paris, and she interned as a Data Analyst for Criteo in Barcelona. Since September 2017 she has been completing her final year at ESCP Europe, majoring in Corporate Finance and she started a Masters degree in Business Law at Sorbonne University.

Marie-Louise is fluent in Bulgarian, French, English, Spanish and Russian. She enjoys gastronomy and is passionate about sustainable development.

Nikola Apostolov

Position
Member of the managing board

Nikola Apostolov was born in 1991 in Havana, Cuba. He was raised in Sofia, Bulgaria where he obtains a French Baccalaureate in Social and Economic sciences.

Later, he completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Amsterdam. Besides his interest in Economics and Business, Nikola is also passionate about international relations and has completed internships at the Bulgarian representation to the EU in Brussels and at UNESCO's HQ in Paris.

He then pursued a CEMS (Global Community in Management Education) double degree in International Management in HEC Paris and ESADE Business School (Barcelona) where he was accepted with a merit-based scholarship. During his studies Nikola was involved in various student initiatives and became the President of the CEMS Club Barcelona.

After graduating, Nikola worked as a business consultant and is currently a digital strategy consultant in Paris.