Name: Ivan Shishkov
Scientific title: Assoc. Professor
Graduated: Technical University – Sofia, Electrical Engineering, year: 1960
Position: Chairman of the Management Board of SOFENA;

Professional activity:
Research activities on systems for automation of the industrial technological processes. Team Leader of a demonstration projects for energy efficiency of the street lighting of the city of Gabrovo; Common study for evaluation of the energy consumption and the energy efficiency in industry; Preliminary studies for use of geo-thermal waters for heating and conditioning; Concept ional Framework and Program for increasing energy efficiency of the Sofia’s street lighting, building stock and industry; Energy Efficiency Action Plan for the Sofia Building Stock.
More than 70 publications and reports in Bulgarian and foreign magazines and conferences


Name: Zdravko Georgiev
Education: Ph.D. (Industrial Automation), M.Sc. Eng. (Process Control and Automation, Environmental Protection)
Graduated: University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Department Automation in Industry, year: 2002
Position: Executive Director
Other specializations: Biomass course, Austria, 2004; School of RES, Varna, Bulgaria, 2004, Cleaner Production Expert, UNIDO, 2008, Solar Energy Systems and Other Renewable Energies in Buildings, University of Burgos, Spain, 2010, tutor of ISO 50001 IRCA Certificated EnMS Lead Auditor courses, Lead auditor of QMS, EnMS, EMS (ISO 9001, 14001, 50001 standards) others

Professional qualification: Qualified energy efficiency auditor of industrial systems, Technical University, Sofia, 2006

Professional activity
Researches on renewable energy sources (RES) in Sofia region: wind, geothermal, biomass, solar energy potential; energy audits in buildings and industrial companies, energy efficiency measures; solar thermal technologies and plants and integrating solar technologies in buildings, energy management systems under ISO 50001, energy audits, and others.
Project manager of EU and local projects.
Curriculum vitae


Name: Venelin Draganov
Education: M.Sc. Eng. (Automation, Environment)
Graduated: University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Department Automation in Industry, year: 2002
Position: Free-lance consultant, Oversea representative of SOFENA , Canada, Montreal,

Other specialization:Administrating a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Databasa; Implementing, Managing and Maintaining Microsoft Windows server 2003 Network Infrastructure: Network Service; Maintaining a Microsoft Windows server 2003 Environment extended with Terminal services; Call/Contact Center Management

Professional qualification: Microsoft Certified Professional – Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition

Professional activity
Researches on renewable energy sources in Sofia region: wind, geothermal, biomass, solar energy potential; Solar Energy projects; Tools for Sustainable Development; Computer networks and control, software development.
Contacts: vdraganov[at]sofena.com; Tel.: +15145462909; +14383382157,

Curriculum vitae


Name: Bozhidar Ivanov
Education: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Graduated: year 2006, „Technical University“ of Sofia, Faculty of Power Engineering and Power Machines, Department of Heat and Refrigeration Engineering
Position: Consultant in Sofia Energy Agency „Sofena“, energy auditor in SOFENA Ltd.

Professional qualification: Qualified energy efficiency auditor of industrial systems, Technical University, Sofia, 2006

Other specialization: Master of Marketing Student and Expert Student in International Economical Collaboration at „University of National and World Economy“, Sofia

Professional activity: Participation in developing „Program for Reducing the Atmospheric Air Pollution Levels in Sofia Municipality Region“, ISO 14 001 implementation in „Toplofikacia-Sofia“ the District Heating Utility Company in Sofia, Solar Energy projects, Energy Efficiency in Building Sector, etc.


Name: Ekaterina Taneva-Papen
Education: M.Sc. Civil Engineer
Graduated: University for Architecture Building and Survey (1984-1989)

Position: Senior Expert

Other specializations:

Computer Graphic and AutoCAD 14

Certified expert for Energy Efficiency and Certification of Buildings

2D and 3D Structural Analyse with ANSYS software – Part I
2D and 3D Structural Analyse with ANSYS software – Part II

Certified energy auditor of buildings, Technical Ubiversity-Sofia, 2006

Professional activities
Researches on energy efficiency of the building stock in Bulgaria, energy auditing and energy efficiency analys of buildings, passive and low energy buildings, sustainable architecture and construction. Expert in EU and local projects.


Name: Diana Paunova-Galeva
Education: Bachelor in Sociology and Master in International Relations
Graduated: University of Sofia, Faculty of Philosophy; Faculty of Law, year: 2008
Position: Senior Expert
Other specializations: Administration and Firm Management
Professional qualification: Sociologist, University of Sofia, Sofia, 2008
Professional activity
Promotion of renewable energy sources, energy efficiency measures and energy management systems.. International relations, public relations and communication strategies. Project manager of European Citizens Climate Cup, advisor of rational energy use for householders.

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