Born on 17 April 1980 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Kiril Petkov graduated in finance from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Harvard University where he ranked in the top 10 among his alumnae.
Kiril Petkov is an entrepreneur developing projects in the area of innovation with high added value and has a successful business in the development of probiotics and biotechnologies.
Kiril Petkov is one of the founders of the Center for Economic Strategy and Competitiveness at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. The Center where he teaches economic development and macroeconomics of competitiveness is affiliated with Harvard University.
In 2018 Kiril Petkov founded CASI – the Center for Applied Studies and Innovation in natural sciences at the Sofia University’s Faculty of Biology.
Kiril Petkov was Minister of Economy in the first caretaker cabinet with Prime Minister Stefan Yanev between 12 May 2021 and 15 September 2021.
The 47th National Assembly elected him Prime Minister on 13 December 2021.
Party affiliation: We Continue the Change (PP), Co-leader.
Married, with three children.