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27.10.2012 Levon Hampartzoumian became “Manager of the Year” 2012 at the first anniversary contest

"Living History of Bulgarian business" in the words of President Rosen Plevneliev - Levon Hampartzoumian, Chairman and CEO of UniCredit Bulbank won the title of "Manager of the Year" at the first anniversary edition of the most prestigious national competition for high achievements in management. The event took place on October 26th at the National Opera. The guests and participants of the ceremony witnessed fragments of premier titles in the poster for the new season as the ballet "Bayaderka" and the opera "Valkyura" by Richard Wagner.

The event was honored for the second consecutive year by the head of state, ministers, ambassadors, the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova.

The ceremony was attended by almost all participants in the four previous editions of the competition. "I'm proud that I know most of you. You manage with billions denominated in different areas of economy, manage hundreds of thousands of employees, have an important contribution to the gross domestic product. "said at the ceremony Vassil Mirtchev, chairman of VM Finance Group, publisher of the magazine" Manager "and ideological inspirer of the competition.

He highlighted the most important achievement of the race since it was established:

"Rather than split, because of its’ competitive nature, this noble race in a categorical way, unites participants in a society and the word " manager " is now pronounced with great respect," said the publisher of the magazine "Manager". Then he shared his vision for the 10th anniversary edition of the competition:"I'm sure that in 2017 Bulgaria will be completely different - richer, more successful, more modern and more respected country and the greatest contribution for this would have all of us managers, who will dedicate their hearts and lifes to the cause."

"I promise to do my best in five years to celebrate the 10th anniversary of" Manager of the Year "rather than the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution and its ideas," said in turn the new title holder - Levon Hampartzoumian.

For the first time exept the crystal trophy Manager of the Year were awarded 2 other awards.

Zoya Paunova – CEO of "AstraZeneca Bulgaria", who for the third consecutive year reached the finals received a special award for sustained excellence in business. Her award was presented by the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova with the words: "Zoya Paunova belongs to the group of people who do not ask what the city can do for them, but rather how they can contribute to it!"

Award of bTV "Media Group" whose winner is traditionally one of the 10 finalists gathered the most votes in an online poll on the website of the TV went to Maxim Behar, CEO of M3 Communications Group.

According to the idea of ​​the media partners of the event - newspapers "Trud" and "24 hours" this year was established another award for “Mission in name of the public”. It was awarded by the Chairman of the Board of Bulgaria Media Group Venelina Gocheva to the Director of the National Television Vyara Ankova.