The management of the Hydropower Association, which unites more than half of the installed private hydropower facilities in Bulgaria, will be taken over by two co-chairs, who succeed the chairman Boyan Karshakov.
The new leaders will be Danail Kamenov and Radoslav Slavov. Their joint work will continue the successful practices of Boyan Karshakov, during which the association became part of the world community of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) – the world’s largest body for the development of the hydropower sector globally, creating and implementing the best development and ethical practices for environmental protection.
Danail Kamenov graduated in economics in 1994. in the city of Sofia. He has many years of experience in finance and investment and has participated in the implementation of some of the largest mergers and acquisitions in Bulgaria. In the period 2003-2007 was the Executive Director of CIBANK EAD, and since the beginning of 2008. is the Executive Director of Venture Equity Bulgaria EAD. He was a member of the management bodies of companies such as Bulgarian Telecommunication Company AD and Doverie Pension Insurance Company. Since 2013 is a member of the Board of Directors of e-PURE – European Association of Ethanol Producers, based in Brussels.
Radoslav Slavov is the Executive Director of Energo-Pro Bulgaria EAD, with many years of experience in the development and restructuring of HPP capacities in the group of Energo-Pro AD for Bulgaria and Georgia in the period 2002 – 2016. He was head of Koprinka HPP at NEK. Master’s degree in: Electric propulsion and automation of industrial installations and technical complexes at Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Ukraine.
The tandem will be responsible for promoting the role, benefits and importance of hydropower as a producer of clean, affordable and reliable electricity locally and globally. Kamenov and Slavov’s goals are related to the implementation of policies and strategies aimed at improving market conditions and helping the sustainable development of the hydropower sector through better methods of environmental protection, providing clean electricity at an affordable price, wide awareness of the benefits of hydropower energy for societies. The new co-chairs will work actively on participation in EU policies and their implementation in Bulgaria and the existence of a stable and predictable legislative and regulatory framework that benefits all stakeholders and increased imports of world best practices and know-how for modernization and progress.