Mariana Tancheva
Founder and Member of the Board
Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria “Vselena”


University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Faculty of International Economic Relations
Master’s Degree in International Economic Relations

Professional Experience:
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Economic Relations
Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Development, Application and Implementation of Projects, funded by European Programmes.


Sofia, Bulgaria:

  • School for International Students – 2-year course in Italian, diploma
  • One month course for trainers in entrepreneurship, certificate from Syntra Training School, Belgium

Netherlands, Amsterdam:

  • “East-West” International Economic Relations Center, Marketing in International Trade - certificate

ItalyRome, Ercolano:
3-months specialisation through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Italy
Consorzio per Informazione Internazionale/Istituto di Ricerca Internazionale/IRI/ – Roma, Italia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Italy, Certificate

  • Business Italian, Rome
  • International Management of Business, Rome
  • Transfer of Information and Innovations - Ercolano

Belgium, Brussels:
Specialisation through EU exchange programme
European Institutions, Programmes, Committees, Funds, certificate

Italy, Perugia:
Institute for International Students – specialization
European Cohesion Policy, Programmes, Funds, certificate

Membership in National and International Organisations:
Member of the National Council on Working Conditions, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Republic of Bulgaria
Member of the Monitoring Committee of Innovations and Competitiveness Operational Programme
EC Coordinator for Bulgaria for the SME Development Programme
Founder and Member of the Board of women entrepreneurship NGO Selena, 2007-2009
Founder and Member of the Board of Аssociation of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria “Vselena”

Social Activities:
Participation in NGOs supporting women entrepreneurship in Bulgaria
Member of the School Board of the Marketing & Management College

English, Italian

Hobbies and Interests:
Literature, Music, Skiing, Swimming