Minister

Nikolina Angelkova

Minister of Tourism

Born on 30 November, 1979

Nikolina Angelkova has graduated the Harvard Business School – Boston, the USA under the programme for management personnel "Leadership Development". Angelkova has also obtained an MA in Law from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, graduating with a diploma with honours under the specialty "Business Management" at the Post-Graduate Institute of the University of National and World Economy.

Angelkova has specialized in financial management of the EU Structural Funds, European Law and Regional Policy and Structural Funds Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht, and the Regional Institute for Administrative Reform in Nantes, France.

From 2002 to 2006 Nikolina Angelkova was assigned for a chairperson of the Association for Legal Development and Legal Counsel to the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Policy and Public Works. From 2005 to 2007 she was a trainee in Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission and an adviser to the head of the Bulgarian delegation in the EPP Group in the European Parliament, where she worked in the field of regional development, transport and the environment.

Within the period 2005-2010, she was the owner of Nikolova and Partners Consult, and Director-General of Herchesa Bulgaria Ltd. (2007-2009) and Director of Helektor Bulgaria Ltd. (2009-2010).

In 2010-2011, Angelkova was a Head of Control, Communication and Coordination Unit to the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works. In 2011, she was a member of the Management Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency, and up to 2013 she was a Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in charge of European affairs, relations with international institutions, European Territorial Cooperation and Strategic Planning of Regional Development; National contact person for the Danube Strategy.

Within the period 2013-2014, she was adviser of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria for European regional cooperation.

In March 2014, Angelkova was chosen as one of the 214 young global leaders of the Community of Young Global Leaders of 2014 (Young Global Leaders). The prestigious honours are awarded by the World Economic Forum and are recognition for f the excessive achievements in the management and leadership both on professional and social level.

Nikolina Angelkova is an Interim Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications in the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria with a caretaker Prime Minister Prof. Georgi Bliznashki.

Minister of Tourism since November 7, 2014 till January 27, 2017.

Appointed as a Member of Parliament, Political Party GERB, 44th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Appointed as a Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria on May 4, 2017.

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