M.Eng Nikolay Minkov is Executive Director of Association “Industrial Cluster Srednogorie”.
Mr. Minkov has a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Moscow, Russia. He took several post-graduate studies in utilities automation and process control, project and management consulting in universities and companies in Bulgaria and Russia, Greece and Cyprus, UK, Ireland and Japan.
Mr. Minkov has worked for ten years as a project engineer, scientific researcher and assistant professor at the Process Industries Automation Department at the Faculty of Automatics of Technical University of Sofia. He has participated in several R&D and engineering projects for companies like Systematics (Honeywell Bulgaria), Sofia District Heating Company, Chimko Fertilizing Co., MetalChem, BalkanCar, etc.
Later Mr. Minkov was appointed as head of the Concession Department at the Bulgarian Council of Ministers. He moved to the private sector, where he continued his professional career with project and management consulting services, working with companies like Amylum (now ADM) Bulgaria, Heidelberg (today Titan Zlatna Panega) Cement, Union Miniere (now Aurubis Bulgaria), BoozAllen, EON Bulgaria, etc.
In 2002 Mr. Minkov joined “Ellatzite-Med” AD as a member of the Management Board of the company. Since the establishment of the company in 2004, Mr. Minkov manages and represents Energeo EOOD – a licensed power trader, member of the Geotechmin Group (www.geotechmin.com).
Mr. Nikolay Minkov is one of the initiators in the creation and development of Industrial Cluster Srednogorie. After its establishment in 2005-6 and once more starting 2011 to the present day, he is Executive Director of the cluster.