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BBLF Welcomed Over 20 Successful, Renowned New Member Companies

October 19, 2022
BBLF Welcomed Over 20 Successful, Renowned New Member Companies

The Meet the New CEOs event doubles as the annual meeting of the responsible business community and a high platform for sharing best practice

The Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF) – a prominent business association that promotes and encourages transparent governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development of the private sector, officially welcomed the CEOs of its new member companies on 18 October 2022 at Hyatt Regency Sofia. The ceremony doubles as the annual meeting of the responsible business community and thus provides a high platform for sharing best practice, experiences and partnership ideas. The event attracted over 100 guests, to all of whom we extend our heartfelt thanks. 

BBLF holds the Meet the New CEOs ceremony each year to introduce top executives of companies that had joined the organisation in the past 12 months, as well as newly appointed senior executives of companies in the Forum’s community. 

This year's meeting was supported by general partner BAT Bulgaria. 

"We are proud of the current selection of new members - over 20 successful and renowned companies, as it shows that BBLF continues to engage leaders from all sectors of the economy. You are among the drivers of long-term economic development, positive social change and prosperity in the country, which is also the mission of the Forum," Chair Levon Hampartzoumian said at the opening. 

The following companies were presented by CEOs:

  • ААМ Consulting Bulgaria – Ivo Nikolov
  • Alto Communications & Publishing – Victoria Biserova
  • Bagri Farm – Dimitar Nikolov
  • Brain Storm Consult – Dr. Kamelia Terziyska
  • Bulmar ML – Mariela Gachevska
  • Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Assoc. Prof. Manyu Moravenov, Ph.D., MRICS
  • Electrolux Professional – Veselina Stanilova
  • IBM Bulgaria – Simeon Lazarov
  • InterContinental Sofia – Angelo Zuccala
  • Interlang – Stanimira Georgieva
  • L'Oreal Bulgaria – Minko Tzarovski
  • Right Pack – Dimitar Dimitrov 
  • Revex – Varban Marinov
  • Robert Bosch – Konstantin Konov 
  • Synergon Energy – Dimitar Bartov
  • Sunlight Health – Svetoslav Tsenov MD
  • Tangra – Ivan Armianov 
  • Think Smart – Stefan Dzhurelov 
  • FANTASTICO GROUP – Valentina Bozheva
  • Schwarz IT – Michail Petrov 
  • AbbVie – Pavel Kolev
  • Zagorka – Olga Lavrenova
  • Shell Bulgaria – Vanya Ivancheva

Short bios of CEOs are available here.

All of them acquainted the audience with the priorities in their operations and the social good causes they have embraced and received their certificate of BBLF membership a copy of the Business Ethics Standard, approved by BBLF in 2001. The document is a voluntary commitment by companies to abide by 10 basic principles of business ethics. 

The event was hosted by Ganiela Angelova, a TV anchor of Bulgaria ON AIR TV.

The evening ended with a raffle with more than 30 items, including numerous company products, vouchers for training and entertainment, Apple Inc. shares, various gifts kindly provided by member companies and supporters: AAM Consulting Bulgaria, Alaric Securities, Alliance Print, Alto Communications & Publishing, Baristo, BAT, Bella Bulgaria, Bosch, Gugushev & Partners, Ecopharm, Edenred, Imperial GastroHub, Kaufland, Komarevski, Dimitrov & Partners, Lidl, Nestle, Penkov, Markov & Partners, Bagri Farm, Schwarz IT, while Zagorka provided drinks for the cocktail.

The event received some media coverage too: your Business, BGlobal  B2B Media, Economy.bg (Bulgarian only).