Ivailo Georgiev Kalfin

Loughborough University

International Banking

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Ivailo Georgiev Kalfin

Ivailo Georgiev Kalfin isDeputy Prime-Minister of Bulgaria and Minister of Labor and Social Policy in the Second Borisov Cabinet., positions he holds since 2014.  He was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Deputy Prime Minister from 2005 to 2009 in the Stanishev Cabinet. Kalfin was a member of European Parliament between 2009 and 2014.  

Kalfin graduated from French Language School Alphonse de Lamartine in Sofia. He holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations from the University of National and World Economy and a Master's degree in International Banking from Loughborough University, UK. His professional training includes a number of specializations in Belgium, the Republic of Korea, UK, USA, UK and others. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor by Loughborough University, UK. He is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Russian.

Kalfin founded the Social Democrats National Movement and served as the deputy president of the Common Parliamentary Committee Bulgaria-European Union between 1995 and 1998. A deputy in the 37th (1994-1997), 38th (2000-2001) and 40th (since 2005) National Assembly of Bulgaria, Kalfin has been part of the Bulgarian National Bank's Consultative Council since 2004. He observed the elections in Kosovo in 2001 and 2004 as part of Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe missions in the region and has also worked as a senior university lecturer and manager in several consulting companies.