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The Minister of Education and Science, Mr. Krasimir Valchev has a master’s degree in public finance. He has graduated from the University of Economics, City of Varna. He has received ‘Budget and Financial Management’ training at Duke University, USA.

Mr. Krasimir Valchev has an extensive experience in the field of financing of education, as well as in evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of the European pre-accession programs.

In 2002, he started his career at the Ministry of Finance, where, from 2003 to 2009, he served as an expert in the State Expenditures Directorate, which is engaged in planning, implementing, analyzing, and evaluating budget expenditures. Mr. Krassimir Valchev participated in the development and implementation of sectoral and budgetary policies.

From September 2009 until February 2017, he was Secretary General at the Ministry of Education and Science, where he was in charge of managing the administration and the budget of the institution, of coordinating the functioning of the individual administrative structures and basic units of the Ministry of Education and Science. As a Secretary General he has a chief responsibility for the process of forming and implementing policies in this sector.

In the period from November 2013 to August 2014, he was Director of the Budget and Finance Directorate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From April to May 2017, he served as Head of Department at the Local Government Financing Directorate at the Ministry of Finance.

He was appointed as Minister of Education and Science on May 4, 2017.

Mr. Krasimir Valchev was born on June 9, 1975.