Atanas Raykov is the Head of Global Telecom Partnerships & Director Business Development CIS & CEE at Viber.
Atanas is responsible for the expansion of Viber’s customer base and the increase of user engagement across various markets on one hand, and forging strategic partnerships with leading telecoms around the world on the other. He has 10 years of experience working for the biggest telecom in Bulgaria – VIVACOM, where Atanas started as the youngest member of its launch team and later became the person responsible for the commercial strategy of the mobile and VAS business.
In the last couple of years, Atanas has been devoting time and resources to help build and strengthen the local startup ecosystem in Bulgaria by mentoring startup companies and supporting the local accelerators and NGO’s. He is an experienced public speaker, member of the Toastmasters International and a speaker at more than 20+ technology events.
Atanas has a BA degree from Sofia University and a Masters in ICT Management from New Bulgarian University. Atanas has attended numerous certification courses in the field of time-management, negotiations, NLP, public speaking and situational leadership organized by distinguished institutions such as Blanchard International and Dale Carnegie.