Vladislav Goranov

Vladislav Ivanov Goranov (Bulgarian: Владислав Иванов Горанов) (born 30 April 1977) is a Bulgarian economist and politician, who served as Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria until late July 2020.

Vladislav Goranov
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Minister of Finance
In office
4 May 2017 – 24 July 2020
Prime MinisterBoyko Borisov
Preceded byKiril Ananiev
Succeeded byKiril Ananiev
In office
7 November 2014 – 27 January 2017
Prime MinisterBoyko Borisov
Preceded byRumen Porozhanov
Succeeded byKiril Ananiev
Personal details
Born (1977-04-30) 30 April 1977 (age 43)
Pleven, Bulgaria
Political partyCitizens for European Development
Alma materTsenov Academy of Economics


Vladislav Goranov was born on 30 April 1977 in Pleven. He was a Deputy Finance Minister in Boyko Borissov’s first government and a member of Parliament in the 42nd National Assembly and Minister of Finance (2014 – 2017) in Boyko Borissov‘s second government. Since 4 May 2017, he has again been a Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria in the government of political party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria and the party of the United Patriots (from the former party’s quote). Goranov studied in the School of Mathematics “Geo Milev” in Pleven. In the period between 1994-1999 he graduated in Economics from the Economic academy “Dimitar Apostolov Tsenov” in the city of Svishtov. His master degree is in Accountancy and Control. Following this, he commenced his career in the government. He also possesses a doctoral degree from the University of National and World Economy, department “Human Resources and Social Protection”.

He is married, with two children.

Professional experience

From 1998 until 2001, he was a specialist in “Out-of-budget accounts and funds”, expert and director of department “Financial policy” at the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and agricultural reform. In 2001 he occupied the position of a chief expert in department “Financing of state bodies, programmes and security funds” at the Ministry of Finance. From 2001 until 2009, he was a head of unit “Social expenses” at the Ministry of Finance, department “Management of the public finances”.

As of August 2009 until April 2013, he occupied the position of a Deputy Minister of Finances. He was a member of Parliament in the 42nd National Assembly which he left voluntarily in February 2014. Subsequently, he was appointed as an executive director and member of the board of directors of Municipal Bank.

Between November 2014 and January 2017, he was a Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria. After a short absence, in May 2017, he was appointed again as a Minister of Finance.[1] In his ministerial capacity, he is also a Member of the Board of Governors at the European Investment Bank as of 17 May 2017.[2] During the first Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU in the first half of 2018, Goranov was the first Bulgarian Finance minister to preside the Economic and Financial Council (Ecofin).[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Министерство на финансите :: Владислав Горанов - Министър". www.minfin.bg.
  2. ^ "Vladislav GORANOV". www.eib.org.
  3. ^ "Владислав Горанов председателства заседанието на ЕКОФИН". www.banker.bg.