Team Plovdiv 2019

The structure of Plovdiv 2019 Foundation organises the team in several departments according its field of activity and mastery, thus covering the artistic and production management and development, the marketing and promotion, the international and public relations, the administrative, financial and legal activities.

The implementation of an initiative as amazing as the project European Capital of Culture project requires a team that is ready to meet the challenges of the road, to offer expert solutions and creative approaches, to work hands-on, to communicate with all partners, to constantly cultivate, to expand and transmit the relay :)

The Artistic Director and the CEO share one level in the management structure in the entity which is a guarantee for the equality of the priorities and activities in the team. The structure of the team is set and follows the description in the bid book and the structure of the programme. Four project managers and the experts in the artistic team are responsible for the four platforms in the programme of Plovdiv 2019. Each project in the programme has its coordinator from the team of the Foundation.

Plovdiv 2019 Foundation works also closely with external collaborators - financial controllers, legal advisors, monitoring experts, curators, translators, photographers, designers.

Important part in the artistic team is the development of the volunteering programme which has a specific coordinator, working in full collaboration with the people responsible for the projects and with the production team. 

The offices of Plovdiv 2019 are on the third and fifth floor in the beautiful ancient corner building at 2 Rayko Daskalov Str. in the centre of Plovdiv. You can schedule an appointment with the representatives of the team on the following mails and telephones.

Kiril Velchev


Svetlana Kuyumdzheva

Artistic Director

Radost Ivanova

Deputy-Director Маrketing, Advertising and Commercial Activity

Stefka Popova

Deputy Director Administrative Activity

Victor Yankov

Deputy Director International Relations

Tsvetelina Peneva

Expert Public Relations

Gina Kafedzhiyan

Projects and Events Manager

Stanislava Tasheva

Projects and Events Manager

Reneta Georgieva

Programme and Projects Expert

Vanya Grozdanova

Programme and Projects Expert

Neli Blagova

Programme and Projects Expert

Elitsa Vasileva

Programme and Projects Expert

Franz Kadiri

Volunteers and regional relations

Alexandra Dimitrova

Expert International Relations

Violeta Dincheva

Marketing expert

Victoria Todorova

Marketing expert

Denitsa Pilkova

Marketing expert

Dimitar Dalchev

IT Expert

Rositsa Todorova

Chief Accountant

Iliyana Ilieva

Legal Expert

Lyubena Karakehayova


Gergana Stoykova


Mira Zrancheva

Office manager

Lilyana Papukchieva

Office maintenance


General partners


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