Mariyana is a Founder and Managing Partner of Cleantech Bulgaria – a company focused on advisory, management and consulting in the field of sustainability, innovations and green economy. She has wide experience in leading complex international projects in the field of sustainable innovation and tech start up establishment and consulting. Most of the projects are based on collaboration with large cross-national groups of organizations, universities, clusters and innovation networks, as well with business incubators, accelerators and VCs with focus on cleantech.
Mariyana graduated from the University of Konstanz, Germany with a focus on sociology and organizational development and holds an MBA degree from FOM Essen, Germany and Technical University Sofia, Bulgaria.
Mariyana is also one of the founders of Back2BG – an initiative dedicated to Bulgarian specialists and students abroad. For nine consecutive years she has been a co-organizer of the most important career fair in Bulgaria – “Career in Bulgaria. Why not?” which is focused on the professional development of Bulgarians having international education and experience.