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Irena Mladenova

Assist. Prof. Irena Mladenova is a member of the Business Administration Department at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (FEBA), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Master in Business Administration at FEBA, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and Master in Banking and Entrepreneurship (New Europe Master joint programme of the University of Udine, Fondazione Cassamarca and Unicredit Group, Italy).

Research interests: organizational change and development, organizational culture, management, entrepreneurship, innovation, marketing.

Irena has over 20 years of experience in private and public sector of which 6 years at international management consultancies (Kearney, PwC) managing and delivering projects for regional and local leaders in Eastern European countries. She managed projects for structuring and restructuring processes (production, marketing, administration), procurement costs optimization strategies, analysis and optimization of product portfolio, assessment and planning of new products launch and new markets entry. Her experience includes the development and implementation of new organizational structure and strategy, development of tactical and business plans. She participated in several business potential assessments (commercial due diligence) as part of merger and acquisition deals both on the buyer and the seller side. She served as Head of Corporate Development and member of the managing board on group level for a regional energy services company. Irena worked 5 years in the public sector in Bulgaria as an advisor at the Ministry of Economy and the Administration of the President, as well as deputy minister of economy at two caretaker governments (2013, 2014). She is a practicing management consultant.

 

Contacts:

irenaml@feb.uni-sofia.bg

FEBA, block 3, office 326