Deputy Minister

Irena Georgieva

Irena Georgieva graduated in Sociology at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia with a gold medal for excellent academic performance and active public activity. 
Almost her entire professional path is related to tourism. She has nearly 25 years of managerial experience in this field as a head of travel agencies. 
She has been awarded a number of certificates with such a profile, which makes her an expert with extensive knowledge in the field of tourism.
Irena Georgieva was appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism, which she held in the period February 2015 – May 2021.
Since 2006, she has been a member of the Management Board of the Association of Bulgarian Tour Operators and Travel Agents (ABTTA), and from 2009 to 2013, she was Acting Chair of ABBTA. After that, she was again a member of the governing body of the association until February 2015.
Irena Georgieva is also a recognized international specialist in tourism. She was a member of the Board of Directors of ESTAA (The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations), holding the positions of Director and Deputy Director of the organization, and from 2010 to 2012 she was its President.
She is fluent in Russian, French and English.


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