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President, PM, Parliament Speaker congratulate Maxim Behar at his 50

December 20, 2005
President, PM, Parliament Speaker congratulate Maxim Behar at his 50
Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev congratulated  Maxim Behar, Chairman of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum and CEO of M3 Communications Group, Inc.  for his devotion and contribution to Bulgarian journalism, business and public affairs, as he turned 50 December 10th.

"Your initiatives for training a new generation of Bulgarian managers, as well as for affirming professional ethics and social responsibility among Bulgarian companies, and for promoting Bulgaria as a tourism destination are a significant contribution to the modernization of Bulgaria's economy," reads the personal address of President Georgi Parvanov.

The President expressed his firm belief that further activities will help affirm the stability and transparency of Bulgaria's business for the sake of the development and prosperity of the country.

"Your professionalism and innovative approach have turned into a benchmark and a school for many of your younger colleagues," Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev wrote in his letter.

"I believe that the energy that you put into your work will take you to a great success in the future. May you be as understanding of the public life and committed to the people and Bulgaria as you have been so far!"

To mark the anniversary, Maxim Behar's hometown of Shumen pronounced him an honorary citizen. Mayor Vesselin Zlatev, Municipality Council Chairperson Daniela Russeva and Regional Governor Krassimir Kostov came to Sofia to deliver personally the high recognition. The ceremony took place during the birthday party on Dec. 10 at the Radisson SAS in Sofia where hundreds of partners, friends, colleagues and BBLF members also gathered to celebrate.

Maxim Behar is CEO of Bulgaria'a leading PR company M3 Communications Group, Inc. and Chairman of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum. The first Bulgarian member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) and winner of the 2004 big prize of Ikonomika magazine for his contribution to the development of business communications. Maxim Behar is a long time journalist, founder and co-publisher of Standart newspaper, author of the book Secondary Instinct, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles in Bulgaria.


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