NIKOLINA ANGELKOVA - Minister of Tourism

Born on 30 November, 1979


Nikolina Angelkova has graduated the Harvard Business School – Boston, the USA under the programme for management personnel "Leadership Development". Angelkova has also obtained a MA in Law from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria, graduating with a diploma with honours in the field of "Business Management" at the Post-Graduate Institute of the University of National and World Economy.


Angelkova has specialized in financial management of EU Structural Funds, European Law and Regional Policy and Structural Funds at the Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht and the Regional Institute for Administrative Reform in Nantes, France.


From 2002 to 2006 Nikolina Angelkova was assigned chairperson of the Association for Legal Development and Legal Counsel with the Parliamentary Committee on Regional Policy and Public Works. From 2005 to 2007 she was a trainee at the Directorate-General for the Environment of the European Commission and an adviser to the head of the Bulgarian delegation in the EPP Group in the European Parliament, where she worked in the field of regional development, transport and the environment.


For the period 2005-2010, she was the owner of Nikolova and Partners Consult, Director-General of Herchesa Bulgaria Ltd. (2007-2009), and Director of Helektor Bulgaria Ltd. (2009-2010).


In 2010-2011, Angelkova served as Head of the Control, Communication and Coordination Unit with the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works. In 2011, she became member of the Management Board of the Road Infrastructure Agency, and until 2013 - Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in charge of European affairs, relations with international institutions, European Territorial Cooperation and Strategic Planning of Regional Development; National contact person for the Danube Strategy.


Within the period 2013-2014, Angelkova was adviser to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria for European regional cooperation.


In March 2014, Angelkova was chosen as one of the 214 young global leaders of the Community of Young Global Leaders of 2014 (Young Global Leaders). The prestigious honours are awarded by the World Economic Forum in recognition for the excessive achievements in management and leadership both in professional and social respect.


Nikolina Angelkova served as an Interim Minister of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications in the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria with a caretaker Prime Minister Prof. Georgi Bliznashki.


Minister of Tourism from November 7, 2014 until January 27, 2017.


Elected as a Member of Parliament from Political Party GERB in the 44th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.


Appointed as a Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria on May 4, 2017.