Mr. Mitov has had a 37-year long career in macroeconomic research and analysis. From 1982 to 1992 he served in various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. From 1992 to 1996 he worked as senior economist at the World Bank Resident Mission in Sofia, and from 1996 to 2015 he was with the Institute of international Finance, Inc. in Washington, D.C., most recently as Chief Economist for Europe. From 2015 to 2017 Mr. Mitov served as Chief CEE Economist at UniCredit Bank AG in London, where he was responsible for macroeconomic research covering Central and Eastern Europe. After returning to Washington in 2017, Mr. Mitov has been working as a consultant for UniCredit, and, most recently, for the IBRD and the IFC on projects related to the CIS and global emerging markets. Mr. Mitov holds a master’s degree and a PhD from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and is fluent in English, Russian, German and Bulgarian. He has authored numerous studies and papers on economic issues in countries in transition. As a highly respected economist for the CEE region, with a long and distinguished track-record, he is well known among CEE-focused investors around the world for his experience, network and insights.