Deputy Ministers of Interior
Date of Birth: August 15th, 1968
2000 – Neofit Rilski South-Western University Master’s Degree in Accountancy and Control
1992 – Todor Kableshkov University of Transport Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
January 10th, 2011 - appointed Deputy Minister of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
November 2006 – January 2011 - Director of the International Operational Police Co-operation Directorate – Ministry of Interior
November 2005 – November 2006 – Advisor to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior
1993 - 2005 – different positions in National Security Service of the Ministry of Interior
Academy of the Ministry of Interior
Pointman Leadership Institute, USA
Prevention and investigation of counterfeiting of U.S. currency – U.S. Secret Service, Washington, D.C.
Advanced Management Course - International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Roswell, New Mexico
Foreign Policy and Counter-terrorism Training – U.S. Department of State
European Police College (CEPOL), UK
Eastern University of New Mexico, USA
Qualification courses in Spain, Hungary, Greece, Germany and the Netherlands
2012 - presented the insignia of Knight in the French National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite)
Date of Birth: March 21st, 1973
1992 – National High School for Ancient Languages and Cultures, Sofia;
1997 – B.B.A. degree from Eastern Nazarene College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States;
2001 – M.Sc. degree in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom;
2003 – M.I.A. degree from Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, United States;
2011 – Ph.D. degree in Sociology from London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.
Fluent in English and French, good command of Russian and Spanish.
1997-1998 – Securities Division, Putnam Investments, Boston, Massachusetts, United States;
1998-2000 – Financial Analyst, Beacon Health Strategies, Boston, Massachusetts, United States;
2007-2008 – Managing Consultant, Matrix Knowledge Group, London, United Kingdom;
2012 - March, 2013 – Expert for the European Commission; Member of the EC Expert Group on Corruption; Rapporteur on Montenegro’s progress in meeting the EU accession criteria in the field of Justice and Home Affairs.
Between the years 2003-2006 and 2008-2013 - Senior Analyst at Centre for the Study of Democracy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Since 2003 up to now he has worked as Project Manager/Researcher on projects of the European Commission, FRONTEX, the Centre for the Study of Democracy /Sofia/, the Open Society Institute – New York, the South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons /SEESAC/, Safeworld /United Kingdom/, and Foreign & Commonwealth Office /United Kingdom/.
March 15, 2013 - appointed Deputy Minister of Interior in the interim government of Marin Raykov.
Philip Gounev authored articles and publications on issues concerning organized crime and corruption, conflict prevention, combating ethnic and racial discrimination etc.
Updated on at Thursday, March 28, 2013