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Andrey Stoycheff, MBA,
Director

Education and professional experience

Andy is one of the NTCenter's founders. He has MBA in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and postgraduate qualification in pedagogy from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia.

Works on research projects and projects related with development and applying innovations in the field of education and training, since 2003. He teaches Entrepreneuship and Strategic Planning at the Adam Smith College of Management in Sofia. He is Director of the College and has previously worked as a business analyst, junior consultant, senior consultant and team leader in management consulting companies.

Professional challenge

Congnitive science
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In my free time....

Travelling
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Books and foreign languages
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Buba Portokalska,
Director

Education and professional experience

Buba has a Master's degree in Physics and Electronics from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and postgraduate qualification in Automated management systems and Administration from UNWE. Long-time Deputy Director and Head of Education Department of Adam Smith College, lecturer in Public Administration and European Integration. Participates in all NTCenter's project teams from 2003 till 2018.

Buba is one of the founders of NTCenter and has withdrawn from active work since the summer of 2018, but continues to be very committed to the projects and the development plans of the company.

Professional challenge

Enjoying retirement
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In my free time...

Flowers and gardening
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Gergana Pencheva,
Project manager

Education and professional experience

Geri is born in Tryavna. Graduates National Aprilov High School in Gabrovo, in a class with Bulgarian language, Literature, Rhetoric and Journalism. From 2003 till 2014 is a social worker in a non-governmental ogranization.

Since 2014 she has been part of NTCenter, and started working for the Adam Smith College of Management at the same time. She participates in studies and research related to the assessment of competences of disabled people, unemployed young people and early school leavers, as well as in creating and developing innovative online materials and ineractive learning content on LMS platforms. She has experience in coordinating ongoing tasks and meeting deadlines.

Geri is an extrovert. Works best in a team. With pleasure participates in discussions and debates. Likes to communicate with different people, easily removes barriers, talks a lot. She is quick to "catch" others' sentiments and feelings. She loves reading, listening to rock music, visiting new places, and trying to volunteer in her free time.

Professional challenge

Adapted education for people with disabilities
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In my free time...

Volunteering initiatives
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Books and rock music
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Discovering new places
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Theodora Dimitrova,
Project manager

Education and professional experience

Tedi holds Master's degree in Economics from UNWE. She continues her education as a full-time Ph.D student at the Department of Industrial Business and Entrepreneuship at the same university. The research and developemt she focuses on is in the field of service marketing. At the same time she works as a lecurer in Marketing in NTCenter.

Tedi's professional development continues with many years of experience as a Marketing Manager in the private sector. Her practical experience is related with market research, consumer behavior , strategy development.

Tedi participates in the development and implementation of European projects related to strategic partnerships ini the field of education and vocational training. As an Erasmus+ Project Manager she works best in team, participates in surveys and research, collect and analyses data related to education and training in Bulgaria and in other EU countries. She is entrusted various planning and project activities.

Professional challenge

Social media marketing
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In my free time...

Books
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Tennis
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Foreign languages
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NTCenter's Key Research Team Members

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Desimira Velkova,
Ph.D.

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Assoc. Prof. Yovka Bankova,
Ph.D.

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Asst. Prof. Irina Danailova,
Ph.D.

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Milena Koleva-Zvancharova,
M.Sc.

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Doncho Kovachev,
M.Sc.