PROPHON Appoints New Executive Director

01 September '22

Vladimir Vladimirov has been appointed as Executive Director of PROPHON - Bulgaria’s collecting society for music neighboring rights. Vladimirov takes on the role as of September 1st, 2022.  

Vladimirov holds a PhD in Business Administration (Durham Business School, UK), a Master's degree in Business Administration (University of South Carolina, USA; University of Vienna, Austria), as well as a Master's degree in International Business and Financial Management (UNWE, Bulgaria). He speaks English, German and Bulgarian.

Vladimirov’s professional experience includes high-ranking executive positions, such as: Chief Financial Officer at Monbat Group; Board member at Sofia Commerce Pawnshops JSC; Chief Executive Officer and Board member at Bulgarian State Railways; Chief Financial Officer at Food-Yard Holding JSC, TAHAL Group; Chief Executive Officer at Delta Imoti Group; Chief Financial Officer at Clearcominvest Holding; Chief Financial Officer at Kalvacha JSK.

"We welcome the addition of an experienced and successful manager like Vladimir to PROPHON’s team. We hope that his in-depth knowledge in the managerial field will contribute to the positive development of the organization and the environment for creating and realizing music in Bulgaria” - said the Head of PROPHON’s Managing Board, Stanislava Armoutlieva.

“I am honored to be appointed as Executive Director at PROPHON. Managing this essential for the creative sector organization is a big challenge, as the music business will play an increasingly important role in the economy of our country. Music itself is a key element for various industries – media, tourism, retail, advertising, etc., and contributes to their success. However, creating music requires significant resources and artistic effort, which need to be rewarded. We will continue collaborating with the users in order to successfully deliver the message that music is a product like all others on the market” - said Vladimir Vladimirov.