ESGNews.bg, the first specialized media for promoting ESG in Bulgaria, for the first time presented a special award for “Sustainable Business” in the contest “Mr. and Mrs. Economics 2023”, organized by the magazine “Economics” and the largest employer organization – the Confederation of employers and industrialists in Bulgaria (KRIB).
The award went to the CEO of “Glavbolgarstroy Holding” Albena Angelova. The award was presented by Mr. Boyan Tomov, creator of ESGNews.bg and owner of Brand Media Bulgaria.
The solemn ceremony was held in “Sofia Tech Park”. For 33 years now, “Mr. and Mrs. Economics” has been honoring Bulgarian entrepreneurs, managers, economists and financiers who have contributed to the high success and development of the Bulgarian economy.
The symbol of the competition is the statuette “The Fisherman and the Golden Fish” by maestro Stavri Kalinov, whom we lost earlier this year, and to whom the guests of the ceremony paid special tribute.
For another year nominations for the competition were submitted to the KRIB Board of Directors, whose members determined the winners. The employer organization has been a partner of “Economy” magazine as a co-organizer of the competition for the past nine years. Due to the high competition, the jury decided to award two prizes in some of the competition’s categories.
The CEO of “Elacite-Med” AD Eng. Dragomir Draganov is the winner of the Mr. Economy award for 2023. The “Mrs. Economy” award 2023 was won by Galina Gavrailova, owner and CEO of “Komsed” AD.
Mrs. Economy Award was presented by Mrs. Maria Gabriel, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Mr. Economy prize was presented by the Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Iliana Yotova.
Two awards were presented in the “Investments and Growth” category – to Nikolay Andreev, CEO of Vivacom, and to Konstantin Boyadzhiev, manager of “Galaxy Investment Group”. The awards were presented by the Minister of Economy and Industry Bogdan Bogdanov.
For the first time the competition included a “Corporate Longevity” category for companies that have left a long-standing and significant mark on the Bulgarian market. The award went to Mrs. Boryana Manolova, CEO of Siemens for Bulgaria, North Macedonia and Ukraine. The award was presented by the deputy governor of the BNB and head of the Banking department Petar Chobanov.
There are also two winners in the “Innovations” category. These are Tommy Ver Elst, General Manager of “Sensata Technologies Bulgaria”, and Tatyana Ivanova, Member of the Board and Executive Director of “Digitalization, Data and Operations” of United Bulgarian Bank. The Executive Director of the Bulgarian Investment Agency, Mila Nenova, presented the awards
Nikolay Hadjidonchev, CEO of Teva Pharma, received the award in the “Modern Industry” category. The award was presented by Mrs. Zarina Gencheva, member of the Board of Directors of KRIB and winner of the “Mrs. Economy” award for 2022.
According to tradition, KRIB and “Economics” Magazine also gave their own special awards. The “Digital Bank” prize went to Svetoslav Milanov, chairman of the board and CEO of “Investbank”, presented by the editor-in-chief of the magazine Nevena Mircheva.
The Executive Director of KRIB Mr. Evgeniy Ivanov presented an Honorary Golden Badge to the regional organization of KRIB in Stara Zagora and its chairman Stefan Shoselov.
The awarding ceremony of the winners of the contest “Mr. and Mrs. Economics” 2023 will be broadcast on Bulgarian National Television on November 17 2023 at 11:30 p.m.