Tzvetan Vasilev Dimitrov
He was born on 2 December 1957 in Sofia. He graduated Trakiya University in the town of Stara Zagora, specializing in zoo-engineering.
He graduated a full time research post-graduate course in 1987 at the Ukrainian Agricultural Academy with a qualification Doctor of Agricultural Sciences.
He has a lot of experience in agriculture. He worked as a science worker, head of section at the Institute of Stock-breeding Sciences, the town of Kostinbrod at the Agricultural Academy /1987-1995/.
He was an executive director of “Sofrana – Green Light” OOD, Sofia /1995-2002/.
From February 2003 till August 2006 he was Director of Stock-Breeding Directorate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forest and from September 2006 to July 2008 he was Director of the Agricultural Development Directorate with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Supply.
He was an executive director of the Industrial Pig-Breeding Association in Bulgaria /2008-2009/.
He specialized in France, England, Israel, USA and the Netherlands.
He speaks Russian, French and English. He is married and has one child.
Snezhana Aleksandrova Blagoeva
Snezhana Blagoeva has a Master’s degree in agricultural economics and law from the University if National and World Economy, and in European law from Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”.
In the period 2000 – 2003 she occupied the position Head of “Commodity Exchanges and Wholesale Markets” Department at the State Commission on Commodity Exchanges and Wholesale Markets. She passed through all hierarchical levels in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. From April 2003 until November 2007 she was chief legal adviser in The “European Integration and International Relations” Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. From December 2007 until October 2010 she was Head of “Direct Payments” Department in “Direct Payments and Market Support” Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. From October 2010 until her appointment on the position Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food, she was Director of “Direct Payments and Market Support” Directorate at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food.
She specialized in the US, in France, Belgium and the Netherlands, where she had qualification courses in “Common Agricultural Policy of EU” and “Modern Management Skills”.
Part-time lecturer in Common Agricultural Policy at New Bulgarian University.
She has good command of the English language. Married with two children.