Current Executive Board

  • Rafaela Aprahamyan
    Rafaela Aprahamyan Chairman

    Rafaela became part of ABLE in 2020 after she completed the second season of ABLE Activator. Since then she is part of the organizational team of the project that realized the next two seasons.

    Currently she works in Paysafe where she is managing a portfolio of business clients. She loves building new partnerships and also developing the existing ones. Truly believes that open communication is the key to a successful relationship.

    In her free time she loves to travel, to spend time with her closest people but also to meet new ones. She always jumps in new adventures and will never turn down a salsa party offer.

  • Velizara Georgieva
    Velizara Georgieva Board Member

    Alumnus of Able Mentor Season 5 (2016). Participant in Able Activator Autumn 2020. Thanks to Able Mentor, she films her debut documentary ‘EscapeToSofia.gif’ + gains some invaluable wisdom points in life. She works in a non-governmental organization which aims to improve education policies in Bulgaria. In her free time, she enjoys the comfort of home or takes long walks, listening to music and enjoying the sun.

  • Georgi Kirilov
    Georgi Kirilov Vice Chairman

    Participant in Activator 2020, cofounder of, and the tech guy in the board. Software architect who worked few years in Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Education and startups are driving his positive view of the world, and he has started few companies in the past.

    Participated in the organization of all ABLE Activator events and also has been a mentor in ABLE Mentor and Teenovator.

    In the summer you can find him at the peak of the beautiful Bulgarian mountains or the beach in his hometown.

  • Kalin Dimitrov
    Kalin Dimitrov Board Member
  • Maria Yordanova
    Maria Yordanova Board Member

    Maria has been an ABLE member since 2020 following her successful participation in ABLE Activator, after which she volunteered to support the organisation of the next edition of the programme. In ABLE Maria recognised a community with a worldview and values similar to her own, which deepened her interest in entrepreneurship and business development. At the moment she works as a Business Consultant at Baringa Partners and helps her clients make the most of their resources by analysing and optimising their internal business processes. 


    Whenever she wants to escape the dynamics of the consultant’s life, Maria spends her time practicing freediving, swimming, and spending as much time in nature as possible.

  • Teodora Chapkanova
    Teodora Chapkanova Board Member

    Part of the ABLE community since 2020, when graduating from the ABLE Activator program and right after that joins the volunteering and organizational team of ABLE Activator (season 4) and the Weekend Activator programs in Burgas and Stara Zagora. 

    Teodora is a graduate engineer from the Technical University in Sofia, while participating in a university exchange in Jonkoping, Sweden, where she completes her bachelor thesis work. To date, Teodora is a Project and Program manager in HP Inc., after close to 10 years of experience in the management of projects and processes. 

    She loves to spend her free time in nature, mostly in the mountains or close to the seaside, or just by opening the map on her phone and taking off to a randomly selected point on the map.