Arkadi Sharkov is a macroeconomist with experience in the public and private sectors. His expertise lies in the field of health economics, sustainable development, and tax policy. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Maastricht University and the United Nations University. He is currently a PhD student at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He has worked on projects related to drug policy and optimization of public spending in the field of healthcare, as well as on those related to the sustainable development of industry in Bulgaria. He is a member of the Advisory board of the Bulgarian Medical Association and also a participant and member of the Pubilc council of the “Hospital index”.