• Valentin Zlatev
    Valentin Zlatev


    Chairman of the Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association


  • Andrey Delchev
    Andrey Delchev


    Executive Director


    Andrey Delchev has graduated the Law Faculty of “St.Climent Ohridski” Sofia University. He has specialized in Greece (1984, “Greek constitutional law”), France (Paris, 1991, “Protection of competition”) and England (1994, “Reform of public administration”). Till 1990 Mr. Delchev worked in Sofia regional court as a judge, and later as a president judge. From 1991 till June 1997 г. he was chief of the legal department of the Council of Ministers. He has participated in the creation of practically the entire new legislation of the country, by working on over 10 000 acts of seven governments – draft laws, decrees and judgements. He was a Director of a PHARE project management group in the Council of Ministers. For 7 years he was a chairman of the Board of directors of “Balkan Holidays International” – the biggest Bulgarian tour operator, with subsidiary companies in twelve countries in Europe and North America.

  • Maria Jordanova
    Maria Jordanova

    Organizational Secretary


    Maria Jordanova completed her education at The First English Language High School - Sofia in the year 1996. She is a graduate of The Legal Faculty of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, specialty of “Law”, “Jurisdiction”.  During the years 1998-1999 she was a trainee at “Mandat OOD” Law office, http://mandat-bg.com. In the period 2001 – 2002 Maria was working as a Legal assistant at the National Assembly of  The Republic of Bulgaria. Maria Jordanova has several years experience in publishers – “Maritza” and “Economedia”, published  articles in European facility management network, http://www.eurofm.org. During 2007-2008 she was part of one of the first consulting companies that dealt with development projects, financed by the European structural funds – Europrojects Point, http://www.europp.bg. Untill February 2009, she was working as an associate in “The Center for the Study of Democracy”, http://www.csd.bg and has participated in organizing of international public policy forums about preventing the informal economy and corruption. Maria Jordanovajoined the Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association in March, 2009.

    e-mail: maria.jordanova@bpga.net 

  • eng. Maya Lyubenova
    eng. Maya Lyubenova


    Organizational Coordinator


    Maya Lyubenova completed high school of Trading, in Vraca, since 1998.

     She is graduate at Technical University of Sofia, Master Degree in Automatics, information and Control Engineering, Specialty in Robotics.

     She has an experience of Trading, as Dealer of Structured cabling systems (SKS), and trading with computer systems and technologies. Maya Lyubenova worked  in services and consultancy, related with designing of SKS, offering, projects and fully after designing documentation. She worked in projects preparation of Resorts, business – offices, banking institutions, petrol-stations, office and warehouses, residential buildings. Worked as administrator of data base of web-portal with properties.

    Maya Lyubenova joined the Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association in February, 2010.

    e-mail: maya.lyubenova@bpga.net

  • Svetoslav Bencev
    Svetoslav Bencev

    EU Legal Adviser


    Svetoslav Benchev completed National Lyceum for Ancient Languages and Cultures “St. Constantine Philosopher” in 2002. He continues his education in the University of Strasbourg in the field of European and International law. Obtains a LLM in “European litigation” in the University of Luxembourg and then specialize in the European Court of justice in Luxembourg. Svetoslav also obtain a LLM in “Intellectual and industrial properties law” from the Center for Research of the intellectual property (CEIPI) in Strasbourg.  He worked in a private sector in France as legal adviser in the field of European law and intellectual property. He is cofounder and honorable member of the Association of the Bulgarian Students in Strasbourg. Author of several articles in the field of the European tax policy and double taxation.

    Svetoslav Benchev  joined the Bulgarian Petroleum and Gas Association in February, 2010

    e-mail: svetoslav.benchev@bpga.net