Velizar Petrov , Engineer manager

Executive director of RDA BSC SMEs (Regional Development Agency with Business Support Centre for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – Plovdiv)

Over 21 years of experience, incl. in the preparation, implementation, management/coordination, monitoring and evaluation of national and international projects funded by different programs and donors.

Work in the field of regional development, small and medium enterprises, vocational training, etc. Experience in the real, non-governmental sectors and administration.

Participated in the development and discussion of numerous strategic documents at municipal, regional and regional level. Member of councils for development at district and regional level.

External evaluator of national and international programs (ERASMUS +, EACEA, EU-level bilateral relations fund of the EEA and NFM 2009-2014, Operational Program "Competitiveness of the Bulgarian Economy", Operational Program "Administrative Capacity", etc.).

External Expert to Public Procurement Agency under PPL.

Managerial skills and competences as: "Regional Information Center Plovdiv" Manager, Head of Programmes and Projects Department at RDA BSC SMEs, Marketing Manager at "Plovdiv Region 2000" EOOD, Marketing Manager and Sales Department of Centaur VSK "Dynamika" Ltd. and others

Publications in the field of business start-up, communications, training modules on management, marketing, e-business in tourism, regional development planning, etc.

He uses mainly English and Russian..