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18.11.2015 Peter Andronov is the Manager of the Year for 2015

Peter Andronov, Executive Director of CIBANK is “The Manager of the Year for 2015”, became clear at the closing ceremony of the most prestigious event for high achievements in the business management field, which was organized for the 8th consecutive year by “Manager” magazine.

The Envelope with the name of this year’s winner was traditionally opened by the President of The Republic Bulgaria – Rosen Plevneliev, who gave the crystal award to the winner on a special gala evening in Sofia Opera and Ballet.

“This evening, I’m going to make a very important commitment to you. Within a few months I’m going to start working with my team on the National strategy 2030 and the Manager of the year is invited to be part of it as this title brings not only recognition, but also responsibility“ said the president just before opening the envelope with the name of the winner.

“As a head of this country, I wish we can hear more often the voice of the Bulgarian business, I wish that politicians will take a lesson from the business, because when there is a problem, the managers proactively search and take decisions. The politicians prefer to postpone the decision-making – for the next years or sometimes for the next generation.”, also said the president in his speech.

“In moments like this it’s common to simply say “Thank you”, but I prefer to tell you a few verses from my favourite poem, translated by Ivan Vazov: “The man who believes he can do it, is the man who wins the game” - these were the first words of the Manager of the year 2015, right after accepting the crystal award.

On the stage of Sofia Opera and Ballet, each of the finalists in the contest received a special certificate for high achievements in the management field by equally successful business leaders and public figures.

The third-time finalist in the competition this year – Ivaylo Penchev, Chief Executive Officer of the world leader in the manufacturing of climbing walls Walltopia received a special prize for sustainable business. The prize was given by the chairman of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of DSK Bank – Violina Marinova.

The audience online vote award for “Manager of the year”, which was traditionally carried out on BTV website – a media partner of the contest, was handed by Pavel Stanchev (Chief Executive Officer of BTV Media Group) to Tsvetanka Krumova, Executive Director and member of the Management Board of Armeec Insurance JSC.

The award “Community benefit mission”, annually given by The Media Group Bulgaria Holding, a publisher of daily newspapers “24 chasa” and “Dneven Trud”, was earned by Juan Carlos Peralejo, Executive Director of Nestle Bulgaria. The award was handed by Venelina Gocheva, Chairman of the Journalistic Board of the media group, who spontaneously announced two more “nominees” - the owners of VM Finance Group and “Manager” magazine – Vassil and Alexandra Mirtchevi who won a prestigious international award for the most outstanding family business in CEE just a week earlier.

“I’m very excited about the results and achievements of all participants in the contest this year – 74 worthy men and women, who manage companies, producing 2% of country’s GDP. You are the proof that there are many smart and talented people in Bulgaria. You are a national treasure” said Vassil Mirtchev, the founder of the contest, to the finalists and all the guests on the event.


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