Rumen Porodzanov
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

He was born on 17 August 1964. He has a MA degree in Agrarian Business, Economics and Management and a MA degree in Defence Industry, Economics and Management from the University of National and World Economy. Mr. Rumen Porodzanov has specialized in public finance, public management and structural reforms in the Joint Vienna Institute, Austria and the USA.

He is an officer with a long experience at the Ministry of Finance. From 1992 to 1995 he is an expert at Special Activities Funding Division responsible for the finance of companies in the defence sector and until August 2001 he is a head of Finance, Agriculture, Trade and Services Division of MoF. From 2001 to 2009 he is director of Real Sector Finance Directorate of the Ministry.

From August 2009 to March 2011 he is head of the office of the Minister of Finance until September 2013; he takes the position of Executive Director of the State Agriculture Fund.

In 2014 he was elected Caretaker Minister of Finance in the office of Prof. Georgi Bliznashki.

On November 27, 2014, the Managing Board of SF "Agriculture" unanimously elected Rumen Porozhanov as the Executive Director of the institution.

Fluent in English and Russian