Ognian Zlatev takes office as new head of EC representation in Bulgaria

Ognian Zlatev took office on May 1 2013 as the new head of the European Commission’s (EC) Representation in Sofia, the EC said.

Zlatev has been working since 2011 as Head of Communication at the Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. In this role he helped communicating effectively the Commission’s actions to tackle youth unemployment and social inclusion, the EC said.

Zlatev has extensive professional experience in communication, media development and NGO management. Before joining the European Commission, he served on the managing board of public broadcaster Bulgarian National Television. Prior to that Zlatev founded and managed the Media Development Centre in Bulgaria and was a founding member and President of the South-East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media (SEENPM). Other previous posts include Director of the Information Centre for the Open Society Institute in Sofia, Manager of the BBC Centre in Bulgaria and Exchange Officer at the British Council office in Bulgaria.

Zlatev brings to his new role a track record of working with media stakeholders and NGOs in Bulgaria and other south-eastern European countries. He has a strong background in communication related to EU integration, EU policies and EU institutions, the EC said.



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