Boiko Atanassov has been appointed by Bulgaria’s Cabinet as the new head of the National Revenue Agency, replacing Krassimir Stefanov who has been elected as an MP for former ruling party GERB.
This is a career bounceback for Atanassov, who in June 2011 was demoted by the then-finance minister Simeon Dyankov as a penalty for under-performance in revenue collection.
Atanassov (42) is a graduate of Sofia’s University of National and World Economy, with a degree in planning and forecasting of economic systems.
He has been with the tax administration since 1996, initially as tax inspector at the Lyulin Tax Office of Sofia City Territorial Tax Directorate.
At the beginning of 2000 he became head of the Lyulin Tax Office. In March 2000 he was appointed Deputy Director of the Sofia City Territorial Tax Directorate, and in June 2006 he became Director of the Sofia City Territorial Directorate of the National Revenue Agency. In March 2007 he became Director of the Appeals and Performance Management Directorate at NRA’s headquarters. In February 2009, Atanasov was appointed to the position of Deputy Executive Director of the NRA.
In June 2011 he once again took the position of Director of the Sofia City Territorial Directorate of the NRA.
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