Rositza Velkova-Jeleva

Minister of finance during

02.08.2022 - 02.02.2023

03.02.2023 - 05.06.2023

Date of birth: 16.03.1972


Ms. Velkova has a Master’s Degree in Finance from the University of National and World Economy and has finished 114 English Language School in Sofia.

She has taken part in a number of seminars and training courses in the area of finance, social security, state expenditure control, market economy and economic development.

Professional experience:

Ms. Velkova started working for the Ministry of Finance in 1993. From 2001 to November 2017 she was the head of Sustainable Economic Development Division within the State Expenditure Directorate, which is responsible for the budget financing of first-level spending units. In the 2000 – 2001 period she was a deputy chair of the then existing State Agency for Social Security Supervision.

In 2008 – 2009 she represented the Republic of Bulgaria in the UNESCO group of financial experts and in the Financial Committee which discuss budgetary, financial and administrative issues. In April - December 2021 she was director of State Expenditure Directorate of the Ministry of Finance.

She was deputy minister of finance from November 2017 to April 2021 and from December 2021 to August 2022.

She takes the position of a caretaker minister of finance from 2 August 2022 to 2 February 2023 and from 3 February to 5 June 2023 in the two caretaker governments of Prime Minister Galab Donev appointed by President Rumen Radev.

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