|Born||August 6, 1960
|Died||March 7, 2003
Iliya Pavlov Naydenov (Bulgarian: Илия Павлов Найденов) (August 6, 1960 - March 7, 2003) was a Bulgarian businessman. He was the leader and founder of the Multigroup organization and G-13. His legacy in the business world continues today through his innovative management techniques and skills as financier.
Pavlov was shot outside his office with a single bullet to the heart by a sniper and died instantly. The day before his death, he had testified in the trial of the accused murderers of Andrey Lukanov, Bulgaria's first prime minister after the fall of communism who died in 1996. Pavlov had claimed that he had no conflict with Lukanov.
No one has been charged in Pavlov's murder and while several possible theories have been put forth the motive is unknown. A previous attempt on Pavlov's life was made in 1997 when a bomb destroyed his car. He was not in it at the time.
In 2010 Pavlov's sister, Slavka Naydenova, and her 8-year-old son were murdered in Dale City, Virginia. A Russian-American woman who was the wife of Naydenova's ex-husband pleaded guilty to the murders. The motive was jealousy.
- "MG Corporation Board Meets on Iliya Pavlov's Successor". Sofia News Agency. 10 March 2003.
- "Bulgarian tycoon gunned down". BBC News. 8 March 2003.