Ognian Donev is born on December 22, 1957. He studies in Hamburg and Vienna and completes its higher education in International Economic Relations in the Economic Institute in Sofia. In 1986 Mr. Donev completes his PhD in Economics in Berlin.
Mr. Donev works in the private sector since 1990 and for 7 years he represents Metro Cash & Carry in Bulgaria managing the export of Bulgarian goods for the "Metro" chain (Parpool, Gemex). For the period 1993-1997 Mr. Donev represents large international traders of black metals in Bulgaria.
PhD Ognian Donev is CEO of Sopharma since October 2000.
He takes part in other management bodies as the Board of directors of Unipharm AD, Sopharma Trading AD, Doverie United Holding AD etc. He is Vice-president of the German-Bulgarian Trade-Industrial Chamber and a Chairman of the Bulgarian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Mr. Donev was awarded the "Burov Prize", the prize of the "Atanas Burov" Foundation for industrial management. He is Member of the Board of Europharm SMC (the European knowledge platform for small and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies).
Mr. Donev speaks fluently German, English, Russian and Italian.
He is married and has two children.