Executive Board 2018-2020

  • Atanas Sabev
    Atanas Sabev

    Atanas became part of ABLE after participating in the first edition of the one-year US Academic Immersion Program (USAIP) in 2010-2011, and joined ABLE at the beginning of 2018.

    Lawyer and alumni of Alma Mater. Currently, Tax Services Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria. One year ago he graduated from the Master’s (L.L.M.) Law Program at Harvard University. He is interested in how public policies are made through the tax system and what are the challenges to public regulation in the financial sector.

  • Estel Vassileva-Todorova
    Estel Vassileva-Todorova Vice-President

    Estel has a Bachelor degree in International economic relations and a Master degree in Financial management from the University of National and World Economy. Currently she is working in a big multinational corporation in the FMCG sector as a Business controller. Her experience is mainly with Corporate Finance, together with Marketing, Strategic planning and LEAN methodology. In 2016 she went through the Summer Entrepreneurship Program in the USA and joined ABLE and StartUp Navigator team after she returned.
    Her interests are focused in the areas of entrepreneurship, business development, economic growth policies and strategies, coaching and personal development.
    In her role as Vice President of ABLE you can contact her for any business opportunities for the organization and for partnerships for the entrepreneurial program of ABLE.

  • Venetsiya Netsova-Angova
    Venetsiya Netsova-Angova President of ABLE and Project Leader of the StartUp Navigator and B.O.S.S. projects

    Venetsiya Netsova-Angova is the President of the Executive Board of the Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE). In her professional career, she has gained experience in various organizations – a corporation, a startup, a public administration, an NGOs and her own business.

    Venetsiya’s professional journey started in 2010 when she joined the Educational Technologies teaching team in the area of ??entrepreneurship, economics and marketing. Later, believing in the importance of the institutions for the development of the country’s economic competitiveness, Venetsiya has been involved for a period of four years (2012-2016) in the Management Consulting team of KPMG Bulgaria, in the development of numerous project proposals and their implementation. In addition, Venetsiya teaches entrepreneurship and consults startups actively within her own consulting practice Eleborate, ABLE and Business Booster Sofia. Other management engagements include IT project manager in a Bulgarian-Austrian startup, an adviser and project manager to the Minister of the Economy of the Republic of Bulgaria and an owner of a consulting company and an e-shop. Last but not least – she is the head of the Startup Navigator project – the digital map of entrepreneurship in Bulgaria and the region and BOSS project – Business Owner Success Stories.

    Some of Venetsiya’s educational and training initiatives include a training in Strategic Management in Slovenia (2009), in entrepreneurship in the USA (2010), International Business Relations in Bulgaria (2012), Core Consulting Skills Training in Hungary (2015), Master in Project Management (2015 – 2018), etc.

  • Yuliya Ivanova
    Yuliya Ivanova Executive Board Member

    Yuliya became an ABLE member after participating in the 2015 Summer Entrepreneurship Program, and in 2018 she entered its Executive Board. She has been active in the NGO sector since 2012 where she develops her leadership skills – ABLE is the fourth organization in which she has a leading position. As urban planner, Yuliya graduated from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, she has a wide spectrum of interests, such as urban planning and urban design, but also education, entrepreneurship, project management, etc.

    Apart of being a Board member, Yuliya is also a part of several ABLE projects – Students Council Leaders, StartUp Navigator and B.O.S.S.