Project Leaders

  • Yana Perperieva
    Yana Perperieva Project leader of ABLE Activator

    Yana has a diverse professional portfolio and is convinced that staying true to our core values is the underlying factor for achieving a sense of self-fulfillment and success. To her, education and giving back to the community, ensuring a better future for the next generations is an endless source of motivation to become a better person and a more successful professional.

    After graduating from Capital Normal University (China, Beijing), she moved back to Bulgaria and worked as a project coordinator for the Bulgarian Travel and Investment Development Centre in China, and later as a sales manager with Walltopia China. Despite keeping a busy work schedule, she was eager to volunteer with ABLE Mentor and part-take in the economic courses at the Centre for Economic Strategy and Competitiveness (a.k.a. Harvard courses). In 2018 she decided to focus on education and parallel to working in a public school, started her own Chinese language courses „Chinese with Yana Jin„.

  • Nikolay Nikolov
    Nikolay Nikolov Project Leader of ABLE Mentor

    Nikolay has been part of the organizational team of ABLE Mentor from the very beginning and since 2017 has taken full responsibility for the program’s success quitting a secure job in a multinational company.
    He has graduated professional school in the city of Stara Zagora specializing in Accounting. He is also a bachelor in Economics and a Master in Finance in the University of National and World Economy. For the last 5 years, he has built up his experience as an accountant and financial controller. What makes him shift his professional orientation is his firm belief that the program truly increases the motivation in young Bulgarians and teaches them skills missing in the curriculum but critical for finding a job or starting a project on their own.
    Nikolay loves trekking in the mountains, playing guitar and enjoying high-quality coffee. He feels inspired by fulfilling conversations and by being part of the growth of young, smiling and positive people.

  • Martin Patsov
    Martin Patsov Project Leader of Council Leaders

    Martin Patsov is a full stack, certified Java developer at Dreamix, a custom software development company. He is also a teaching assistant for the WEB discipline at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University. He is an ex-member of the student council at that very same faculty, where he was the main organizer of the first edition of the Freshers’ Weekend – event that transformed the council and improved the impact on the students. Also, as an ex-board member at Junior Achievement Alumni Bulgaria he actively contributed to the entrepreneurial education in the region.

    His personal motto is to “Think (before you act & about improvements), Create (your own world, your dreams & the world around you) and Share (the knowledge, feedback & motivation)”. Martin always goes the extra mile striving to “Be the person that you needed when you were young.”

  • Diana Madzharova
    Diana Madzharova Project Leader of

    Diana is a well-rounded person. She has a bachelor’s degree in Korean studies and is currently studying two master’s degrees at Sofia University. Professionally, she works in an IT company, where she writes software documentation and does video editing. Diana has writing experience in both traditional and modern media. She has also volunteered for various causes, including a volunteer translator for the United Nations Association of Bulgaria. Her interests do not stop here. Some of Diana’s hobbies include photography, yoga, board games and hiking. She is an alumni of ABLE Activator and a member of the Association of Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Her passion for writing made her fall for the opportunity to manage our online media dedicated to leadership and personal development –

  • Aleksander Grozdanov
    Aleksander Grozdanov Project leader of BASE

    Aleksander Grozdanov is best known amongst his colleagues as one of the co-founders of the first in Bulgaria escape room games – Dextrophobia Rooms and his role as the CEO of the company during the seven years of its existence. Alek is born in Sofia and studies Computer Sciences in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics in Sofia University. He starts his carreer as an IT consultant for projects related to telecom operators, where he spends two ears consecutively in Belgium and Moldovia projects.

    He believes that the innovation might be hidden in the same way in both the technologies or small simple things like a creative approach to the business solution, simply the right location, communications or optimized processes. Coming up with an innovative solution is the result of a deep research and analysis on the customer’s behavior and the future proper application of the insight is the one that actually delivers a competitive advantage for the business. His experience makes him believe that in order for the business to be successful and sustainable it’s out of utter  importance to keep constant focus and quality of the product, combined with the motivation of the founding team.

    His work as a project leader of BASE allows him to share his experience and perspective to the next generation of entrepreneurs in their initial stages of the development of their ventures.