Petar Ivanov is a Board Member at the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria.
Petar Ivanov joined Microsoft as General Manager for Bulgaria and Macedonia in June 2013. During his time with Microsoft he has demonstrated exceptional business leadership skills and innovative approach towards the company operations.
Petar is a high level professional with wide experience in the ICT industry in Central and Eastern Europe and emerging markets with more than 17 years of visionary leadership, business development expertise and distinguished performance. Prior to joining Microsoft Petar has spent 14 years at Cisco, where he has managed the company business for Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro and Baltics in the period of 2008 – 2010. His last role at Cisco was Director Operations Strategy and Planning in Cisco UK, being responsible for country transformational Initiatives for EMEA East.
Petar holds an MBA from New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria and certified Post Graduate study in Management Development and Change from The Open University in UK and holds an IMD certificate.
Petar actively participates in the business community of the country and was a board member of BAIT (Bulgarian Association of IT Companies), BBLF (Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum) and Junior Achievement Bulgaria.
Petar is married and has one daughter. He dedicates his free time to his family and is interested in windsurfing, diving, hiking, off-road, tennis, ski, fishing.