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.

She speaks Bulgarian, English, French and Russian.


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


External links[edit]

  • Personal site of Iliana Ivanova [1]
  • European Court of Auditors [2]