*Alexander APOSTOLOV holds a (Ph.D.) degree in (Finance, Investments & Capital Markets) from the Economic Research Institute at BAS, and an (MBA) from the Lund University.

**An Experienced Senior Investment Professional with progressive international experience in the Banking/Investment industry. Deep knowledge and understanding of exchange-traded financial instruments. Key areas of expertise include: Portfolio Management, Treasury and International Capital Markets, FX, Proprietary Trading, Risk Management & Control, Structured Derivatives Product Marketing, Market Segmentation, Financial Planning and Business Development, International Private Banking, Policy Implementation and etc. A proven track record in linking corporate vision to the delivery of desired results through people empowerment and the effective use of resources, processes and technologies. Demonstrated ability to plan, develop and manage investment portfolios, with a keen focus on maximizing gains while maintaining appropriate risk tolerance levels. A strong motivator and team player with effective leadership, communication, decision making, problem solving and interpersonal skills, together with a bottom-line corporate focus and a results-driven attitude.

***PhD Researcher (Finance, Investments & Capital Markets) at Economic Research Institute at the BAS.