NENO DIMOV - Minister of Environment and Water

Born September 20, 1964 in Sofia


Graduated the French Language School in Sofia and the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. Holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Physics


2002-2010: Research Assistant, Institute of Geophysics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

1998-2002: Regional Environmental Center Szentendre, Hungary, member of the General Assembly

2001-2002: Programming and Information Directorate, Director, Executive Environment Agency

1997-2002: European Environment Agency, member of the Management Board  

1997-2001: Chief Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Water and Deputy Minister of Environment and Water

2002-2003: “EU Accession Negotiations – Environment”, Guest Lecturer, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and European Institute

2001 – 2002: “European Financial Resources in the Field of Environment”, Guest Lecturer, Regional Economic Development Institute


Executive Director of Iskabul JSC, Part-time lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Department of Public Administration, Member of the Board of Directors of National Company Industrial Zones PLC, Chairman of the Management Board of  the Institute for Right Policy

Participated in more than twenty international conferences and projects

Author of “Environment: from Environmentalism to Freedom” (2012)

More than twenty scientific reports and publications, eleven in English

Holder of the Order of the Kingdom of Sweden “Officer First Class” for contribution to the Bulgarian European integration


2005 – 2009: Member of Parliament from Political Party DSB in the 40th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria, Member of the Parliamentary Committees on Economics and on Budget and Finance


May 4th, 2017: Elected Minister of Environment and Water by the 44th National Assembly