Alfa Finance Holding is managed by the following two partners:
Ivo Prokopiev, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO
Ivan Nenkov, Procurator and member of the Board
Ivo Prokopiev holds a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and Executive MBA from INSEAD. Mr. Prokopiev is Chariman and CEO of Alfa Finance Holding. He is also co-owner of Economedia AD, the second largest publishing group in Bulgaria and the largest business media company within the country. Economedia publishes the business daily paper "Capital daily", along with the most influential weekly paper - Capital and the business internet site Dnevnik.bg. Mr Prokopiev is member of the Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), member of the Board of the Directors of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA). He is former chairman of the influential Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria (CEIBG).
Ivan Nenkov graduated from the University of National & World Economy with a Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations. He has been participating in the development of the Bulgarian financial markets since 1992, as a financial journalist initially, and later on he has occupied various managerial positions with local financial institutions. He is CEO of Financia Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bulbrokers AD. He is also CEO of Bulbrokers Consulting EOOD and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alfa Asset Management EAD, as well as Deputy Chair of the Management Board of Alfa Developments AD. Mr Nenkov has a leading role in forming and developing the emerging markets debt team, as well as in the development of services and relations with foreign customers where these participate in the local market.
The Top Management also comprises:
Yuri Katanov, Managing Director and Board member
Georgi Pulev, CFO
Yuri Katanov graduated from the University of National & World Economy with a major in Tourism and, additionally, holds the CFA designation. He has profound and long experience in the field of corporate finance, financial analysis and counseling. Mr. Katanov is Executive Director and Member of the Board of Alfa Finance Holding. He is also Executive Director and Member of the Board of Landmark holdings. Mr. Katanov is former Senior Financial Analyst in Bulbrokers and economic analyst in the leading business newspaper Capital weekly. He has participated in structuring and executing some of the largest M&A transactions in Bulgaria, including real estate ones.
Georgi Pulev holds a bachelors degree of "Business administration" from American university in Bulgaria, masters degree in the field of "Trade management" from the University of national and world economics and MBA from the South University in Oregon (USA). From January 2007 until now he is CFO and Administration Director of Alfa Finance Holding. Mr. Pulev has sufficient experience in the field of business administration and financial controlling as a CEO, CFO and Administration Director in "Chipita foods Bulgaria" (2004 – 2006) and Audit Manager of KPMG Bulgaria. He is a member of ACCA.