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IIA Bulgaria Governing Board


Chairman of the IIA Bulgaria Governing Board

Jordan Karabinov, CIA, ACCA, MBA

My career started at PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria in 1997. Since 2000 I continued working as a Manager of the Internal Audit consistently for Alcatel-Lucent, General Electric and Arvin Meritor in the Netherlands. The MBA diploma that I own is from IMD, Switzerland. Since 2008 I'm a Managing Partner at JK & Partners, which offers services in the area of internal audit and risk management.

The main goals that I set myself as a Chairman of the IIA Bulgaria Governing Board are greater continuity, expanding the number of members of the Institute, reducing the cost of trainings and improving their quality and variety. My work as a Chairman will be to protect the interests of internal auditors for the various government agencies and professional organizations, as well as improving their status from the general public point of view and the employers' organizations.

Vice Chairman of the IIA Bulgaria Governing Board

Snezhina Stavreva, CIA, CGAP, CRMA, CISA

Snezhina Stavreva has started her career in 1995 as a Junior Auditor at the auditor company Azhour TDM ltd, with managing partner – Trifon Rahnev, CCA. Since 2000 Snezhina continues her career in the field of Internal Audit and works as a Senior Internal Auditor at Allianz and Vivacom. In 2008 she is hired as a Senior Consultant in internal audit and risk management services at Deloitte Audit Ltd. From 2011 to 2013 Snezhina works as Chief Audit Executive at VM Finance Group where she is responsible for the audit of 14 companies in the Group. In the period 2014-2015 Snezhina works as a freelancer at JK & Partners Ltd. which offers services in the area of internal audit and risk management. Since 2016 she is CAE at Borica AD.

Snezhina Stavreva is one of the founders of The Institute of Internal Auditors in Bulgaria in 2003. In 2004 she plays a significant role in the first issue of the magazine “Internal Auditor” and after that she has been a member of the magazine’s Editorial Board. Snezhina participates very actively in the activity of the Institute – her articles are published in magazine “Internal Auditor”, she is a lecturer in trainings and Conferences, organized by the Institute. Snezhina is Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and she has certificates CGAP and CRMA.

Members of the IIA Bulgaria Governing Board

Ognyan Todorov, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

I have been working in the Control sector for more than 21 years. In 1994 I became a member of the Financial Auditors Family at State Financial Control, later in 2001 I stared a career in Internal audit – the young Control offspring (The Public Financial Inspection Agency). Going through the Internal audit Directorate at Ministry of Finance (2005-2006) and gaining theoretical experience incl. trough international experts, since November 2006 I have had the honor and pleasure to build and manage together with my colleagues the Internal Audit Unit at the National Revenue Agency.

Fascinated by the idea of publicity (expressed by many of my fellow auditors) and the motto of The IIA Bulgaria (progress by sharing knowledge and experience) through my work as a member of the Governing Board of The IIA Bulgaria) I would like to contribute to the development of "best practices" in this area. I wish that our forums shared more information about our way of making things happen, and from presenting in hall type "classroom" to move on to round tables. They say that everything is already on the Internet, that the "era of Internet of Things" has come! I wonder if this is valid for internal auditors’ work???

Andreana Ivanova, CIA, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

The professional career of Andreana Ivanova begins in 2008 as a parallel with the study of her higher education when she works as an accountant in various accounting houses. She starts her development in the field of internal audit in 2013 at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food as an internal auditor. In 2016 she starts working at an international insurance company as a Senior internal auditor.

Andreana Ivanova graduates in 2011 at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria with acquired qualification degree "Bachelor" in the specialty ”Business Management”, and in 2013 she acquires the degree "Master in Finance" at the University of National and World Economy in Sofia. In 2019 she graduates a management skills course at the management school in Bled.

Elena Kyurkchiyska, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

Through my professional experience in the field of internal audit, internal control, finance and accounting I have been taking positions such as: Auditor, Chief Financial Auditor and State Internal Auditor in the Public Financial Inspection Agency at the Ministry of Finance, Chief Expert at the Financial Management and Control Central Harmonization Unit Division and the Internal Audit Central Harmonization Unit Division in the "Internal Control" Directorate at the Ministry of Finance, Head of Internal Audit Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affair, financier of a diplomatic mission abroad, and since the beginning of 2011, I work as a Director of the "Internal Audit" Department at theBG Bulgarian National Televiquot;Times New RomanCIA, CGAP lang=BGfont-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt;quot;Times New Romansion. Additionally I have experience as a lecturer on financial management and control and internal audit in PFS at the Ministry of Finance and in various projects.

I am a member of IIA Bulgaria since its establishment and since 2010- a  member of ACFE. In IIA Bulgaria my responsibilities are mainly connected with the work of the Membership and Ethics Commission. More precisely I am involved with the development of the profession "Internal Auditor" and I actively take part in its promotion, as well as attracting new members to IIA Bulgaria.

Todor Yankulov, CIA, CGAP, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

Todor Yankulov has almost 20 years of experience in the field of internal audit and management and control systems in the public sector. As part of the PIFC team (2002 – 2006) he participated in working groups for the preparation of Public Sector Internal Audit Act and Financial Management and Control in the Public Sector Act. During the period from 2004 to 2008 he was successively an auditor, head of department and director in the Audit Authority (OSCE Directorate in PIFC and EU Funds Audits Directorate in the Ministry of Finance).

Since 2008, Todor Yankulov has worked on a number of projects to improve the effectiveness of internal audit or management and control systems in public sector organizations in Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Albania and Northern Macedonia. He has worked on drafts of normative acts, internal rules and procedures in the field of internal audit, financial management and control, management and control of European funds, public procurement and others. As a member of the Board of IIA Bulgaria he has the ambition to help increase the activity of the guild and maintain and improve the dialogue between the Institute and its members.

Denislav Sokolov, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

Principles of the activities of the Governing Board click here. Available only in Bulgarian.


IIA Bulgaria Control Board


Chairman of the IIA Bulgaria Control Board

Yanaki Yanakiev, CRMA, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

Yanaki works in the field of Banking for 27 years. He has graduated at the University of National and World Economy in the specialty ”Finance Control” and he took the decision to focus entirely on this professional field. Yanaki has faced a lot of challenges during the years. He has occupied different positions at different levels. He has been working at BNB for about 18 years in the field of control and together with foreign consultants they imposed international supervisory practices. He has participated in various trainings in Bulgaria and abroad, which enriched his professional experience. In the last years he is in charge of the Internal Audit department of the Bulgarian Development Bank. Yanaki believes that there is always something new and different, with which someone can challenge himself.

Members of of the IIA Bulgaria Control Board

Mariya Ilieva, CGAP, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector

My professional career started as an Auditor at the Public Financial Inspection Agency and after that I has been working at the Bulgarian National Audit Office. I am member of the The Institute of Internal Auditors in Bulgaria since its foundation, I was a member of the Editorial Board of magazine “Internal Auditor”. For the expanding of my horizons in the field of auditing contributes my specialization ”Control, evaluation and audit of public expenses” at the  National administration school (ENA), France and my participation in the Audit Regulatory Committee of the European Commission. Later I accepted the challenge to change my focus regarding the management of public funds and I changed my point of view, occupying leading administrative positions in various organizations such as Financial Supervision Commission, Commission for Public Oversight of Statutory Auditors, National Social Security Institute. At the moment I am monitoring the public expenditure reporting at state-level.

Valentin Angelov, CIA, CRMA, Certified Internal Auditor in Public Sector


Commissions, supporting the activities of the Governing Board

The principles of the activities of the Commissions are available only in Bulgarian.

Membership and Ethics Commission (Principles of the activity)

Certification and Training Commission (Principles of the activity)

Commission for popularization of the profession (Principles of the activity)


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