Krassimir Guergov

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Krassimir Guergov (Bulgarian: Красимир Гергов) is a Bulgarian businessman, who was born on 30 September 1961. He is an ex-officer from the Bulgarian secret services during the communist regime.[1] His main business is related to advertising and media in Bulgaria. He completed "Sports Journalism", "Tourism, Alpinism and Orienteering" and specialised World Report at CNN, Atlanta and London. In 1994 he acquired the right to broadcast the American TV channel CNN in Bulgaria and created the first private national television in Bulgaria, broadcasting the CNN programme (Triada - CNN). He was also the creator of the first private national radio in Bulgaria, together with Radio Free Europe (RFE). His career is dedicated to building-up the advertising and media business in Bulgaria, building-up international relations to leading world media companies and attracting investments to the Bulgarian economy. He is actively investing in tourism development in Bulgaria and established golf complexes in Bulgaria. Krassimir Guergov is considered the most influential person and even a monopolist in advertising and media business in Bulgaria. He advises the biggest investors in Bulgarian media market: Balkan News Corporation (owned by News Corporation) – the company owning bTV, GTV, FoxLife and Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.- the company owning PRO BG and Ring BG. In his interview for newspaper Dnevnik of 24 July 2005, Krassimir Guergov shared his view that "Advertising is not business only, advertising is vocation".

Positions[edit]

Krassimir Guergov has been the President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Advertising Agencies in Bulgaria since 1996. The Association is a member of the International Advertising Association (IAA). Since 2001 he has been the President of the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Golf Association and has a leading role in the popularisation of this sport in Bulgaria. He has been the President of the National Board of Tourism since 2008. Since 2008 he has been member of the Executive Committee of the Bulgarian Football Union, being in charge for Marketing and Advertising and also, President of the Media Commission. In 2009 he created and leads the club "Diplomacy and Business" with members, diplomats from foreign missions in Bulgaria.

Golf[edit]

In 2001, Krassimir Gergov founded the Bulgarian Golf Association (BGA) and is its President at present. The Association is member of the International Golf Federation, European Golf Association and „Royal & Ancient Golf Club", St Andrews, Scotland. BGA is working under Programme for Golf Development in Bulgaria; more than 5000 children have been trained under that programme up to now. The Association has provided the opportunity for the children to play golf for free in the complexes St. Sofia and BlackSeaRama. Passionate fancier of golf, Krasimir Gergov created the Bulgarian golf society and started the construction of big sport complexes in Bulgaria. With the idea to develop sport tourism, he started the projects:

  • „St. Sofia Golf Club & Spa" - golf playground with 18 holes near Sofia, which is the first one designed on the base of the standards of the American Golf Association in Bulgaria.
  • Gary Player Signature” – professional golf playground of world class disposing of 18 holes designed by the golf legend Gary Player. On that playground, tournament rounds of the European Golf Association are carried out.
  • “Thracian Cliffs” – a seven-star golf complex near Balchik, which will be managed by the world leader in the super luxury hotel segment GHM (General Hotel Management). The company is entering our country under the Chedi luxury hotel brand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official announcement of former State security and Army security members in electronic media (in Bulgarian)". Комисия за разкриване на документите и за обявяване на принадлежност на български граждани към ДС и разузнавателните служби на БНА. 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009. 

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