Milko Kovachev

Engineer and Minister of

Energy and Energy Resources


Milko Kovachev

Minister of Energy and Energy Resources

Mr. Milko Kovachev was born on 22 February 1957 in Pernik, Bulgaria.

In 1979 he graduated in Power and Nuclear Engineering from the Technical University, Sofia. His postgraduate study was on the System Analysis of District Heating. He has taken a lot of training and retraining courses at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Union.

He started his career as a senior reactor operator in Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant. From 1986 to 1992 he was assistant, senior assistant and chief assistant in the Technical University, Sofia Power and Nuclear Engineering Chair. He became a deputy manager of the Training center at Kozloduy NPP in 1992. Two years later he became a Head of Nuclear Power Department and a Head of the European Integration and International Relations Division of the Committee of Energy. He was Head of PHARE Nuclear Safety Program also. From November 1997 to February 2000 he was Head of Safety and Operation of NPP Division of the National Electric Company.

He became Head of the European Integration Division of the European Integration and Relations with International Financial Institutions Department of the Council of Ministers in 2000.

On August 2001 he was appointed as Chairman of the State Agency for Energy and Energy.

On 21 December 2001 he took an oath in the Parliament as Minister of Energy and Energy Resources.

Languages: French, English and Russian

Married, with two children.