Head of EU Operational Programmes department
Dimitar Cherkezov is the Head of EU Operational Programmes department at the Fund of Funds since its establishment. He holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering. Dimitar Cherkezov has a long-term experience in the management of EU funds, including support through financial instruments and has an in-depth knowledge of the EU and national legislation related to ESIF. He was substantially involved in the establishment and management of the JESSICA urban development funds in Bulgaria during his experience in JESSICA Unit in the Managing Authority of the Operational Program Regional Development in the period 2012 to 2016. Prior that he has extensive experience in the management of EU funds under the PHARE Program, the Transition Facility, the Schengen Facility, and as a Head of the Managing Authority for Bulgaria for the European Return Fund and the External Borders Fund. Dimitar Cherkezov has many qualifications at home and abroad in the field of EU funds management, public procurement, state aids and others. He has experience as a Contracting Officer under the Public Procurement Law and Secondary Authorizing Officer under the Public Finance Law.