Iliana Ivanova

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Iliana Ivanova
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Member of the European Court of Auditors
In office
January 2013 – December 2018
President Vítor Manuel da Silva Caldeira
Personal details
Born 14 September
Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Alma mater University of Economics Varna
Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona
Profession Economist / Politician / Auditor

Iliana Naidenova Ivanova (Bulgarian: Илиана Найденова Иванова, born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian politician and economist, currently serving as Member of the European Court of Auditors. She graduated from foreign language high school "Romain Rolland"[1] in her hometown where she studied French and English. In 1998 she graduated with a bachelor's degree in International Economic Relations from the Economic University in Varna.[2] In 2004 Iliana Ivanova defended her master’s thesis in International Finance at the Thunderbird School of Global Management,[3] Arizona.

She gained diverse experience from working at American financial and banking institutions. Before that, Iliana Ivanova worked as a coordinator International Financial institutions in the "Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food".[4]

Iliana Ivanova was a municipal councillor from GERB’s voting list in the Municipality of Sofia (2007-2011 mandates). She was MEP at the European Parliament from 2009 to 2012. During her mandate in the European Parliament she was Vice-chair of the Committee on Budgetary control, Vice-chair of the Special Committee on the Economic, Financial and Social crisis, Vice-chair of the Delegation of the European Parliament to China, Member of the Committee on Internal market and Consumers protection, Member substitute of the Economic and monetary Committee.[5]

As of 1 January 2013 she is Member of the European Court of Auditors.

On 21 September 2016 she was elected Dean of Chamber II, responsible for auditing structural policies, transport and energy spending areas.

She speaks Bulgarian, English, French and Russian.


Iliana Ivanova is a member of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma.


External links[edit]

  • European Court of Auditors [1]