Dr. Elena Kirtcheva

Ambassador,
Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum

Place of Birth: Bulgaria
Degree: PhD in Law

  Education:
1967-1971 University "St. Kliment Ochridski" in Sofia, Juridical Faculty
1991

PhD in Law, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

 

  Professional Life:
1972-1973 Trainee lawyer, Sofia Legal Council
1973-1976 Legal adviser (Contracts and Arbitrage) to Industrial plant ”Tich trud”, Sofia
1997-1998 Adviser of the Direction of UBS (United Bank of Switzerland), Zürich, Switzerland
2005-

Member of the Board and Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum

 

  Academic Career:
1976-1990 University Professor at the University for National and World Economy, Law Department, Sofia
1983 Scientific research in Social law at the University of Vienna, Austria
1987, 1990, 1996

Scientific research in Social law at the Max Planck Institute in Munich and Private law at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg, Germany

 

  Political Mandates:
1990 Sofia, National Round Table - Legal expert of the Oposition for the juridical and political Change after the Communist Regime
1990-1991

Member of Parliament in the first democratically elected Grand National Assembly, Bulgaria.
Vice-Chairman of the New Constitution Commission.
Member of the Commission for foreign policy of the Bulgarian Parliament.
Member of the Bulgarian parliamentarian Delegation to the Council of Europe, Strasbourg.
Member of the Bulgarian parliamentarian Delegation to the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe CSCE (OSCE), Vienna.

 

  Diplomatic Career:
1991-1996 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Switzerland
1994-1996 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Liechtenstein
1999-2001 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Finland
2001-2005

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to Austria

 

Languages:

Mother Tongue Bulgarian
German, English, Russian

 

Publications:

Various scientific articles and studies, manuals and handbooks for university students and for practical legal use in Sofia, Munich, Hamburg and Vienna

 

Organisations:

Founding Member, Member of the Board and Secretary General of Vienna Economic Forum President of the Supervisory Board of Industrial Holding BULGARIA