Chairman of the Managing Board of the BIA

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Executive Director and Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of Overgas Inc. AD and Representative of the Executive member, Overgas Holding AD 


Sasho Donchev was born on 7 September 1953.

He graduated from the State Academy for Oil and Gas "I. M. Gubkin" in Moscow with a specialty "Construction of Interstate Gas pipelines" and from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia with a degree in "Foreign Trade Relations".

From 1978 to 1990 worked in "Gasstroymontage", consecutively occupying the positions of a technical head, designer, head of department of "Transit Gas Pipe Russia -Turkey" and director of  the Construction and assembly management in the building up of the interstate gas pipeline Tula -Moscow - Kiev.

In 1991, together with few of his colleagues, he established Overgas Ltd. Sasho Donchev is one of the initiators and an author of the National programme for development of gas supply in Bulgaria, the Concept for development of gas supply in Bulgaria and the Project for gas supply in the urbanized places in the country.

Sasho Dontchev was elected President of the Managing Board of the Bulgarian Industrial Association on 15 February 2011.

He has more than 20 research publications and engineering developments, published in Bulgaria, Russia, Germany, Austria, Syria, and Libya. Sasho Donchev is a member of the Academy for technical sciences of the Russian Federation and a holder of the honorary title "Honorary Member" and "Gold Sign" of the World Movement "Ecoforum and peace".

In 2004 he was awarded with the prestige prize "Atanas Burov" for industrial management; with the awards of the Bulgarian Forum of Business Leaders - first place for "Investor in Education" and third place for "Investor in Environment".


He has also been awarded the prize "IN-5" of BIA for his overall contribution in the development of the Bulgarian economy.