Yordanka Fandakova

Mayor of Sofia, Bulgaria

Some of Mrs Fandakova’s priorities and achievements during her mandates between 2009-2021 as Mayor of Sofia have been the fast development of city infrastructure, access to free and fast internet coverage in public spaces, the environment, education and the creation of better conditions for doing business in Sofia. During her terms in office, Sofia became one of the 30 fastest developing cities in the world and the European capital city with the biggest GDP growth in the last 10 years. Mrs Fandakova actively supports and participates in the process of development of biotechnology sector in Sofia and in the country.

Mrs Fandakova holds MA in Russian Philology from Sofia University and Pushkin Institute in Moscow. She is also greatly qualified in the areas of education management, business administration and political management.

Her previous positions include elected Member of Parliament in 2009, Minister of Education, Youth and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2009, Sofia Deputy Mayor for Culture, Education and Sports in 2007-2009.

Other speakers in this event


Prof. Dr. Georg M. Guebitz

Head of the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology and of the Department of Agrobiotechnology
BOKU, Vienna
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