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Meet the team that shapes our vision and explore their story

Management

Managing Board

Supervisory Board

  • Ivan Zhitiyanov

    Chief Executive Officer

    Ivan Zhitiyanov

    Chief Executive Officer

    Chairman of the Managing Board

    Ivan Zhitiyanov’s career started when he was 15, working as a Java software developer. After four years of developing software in two companies, he decided to follow his passion for networking that he had for many years. To expand his networking knowledge, he started working at Orbitel, the biggest incumbent challenger in Bulgaria in the first years of liberalization of the telco market. Ivan began working at Telelink in 2006, searching for diversity of projects and customers, eager to learn more in various fields.  Although for the last 12 years he has been managing different segments and functions in Telelink, he has kept his passion and involvement in the technical side of the business.

    His journey at Telelink led him through almost all steps in a mid-sized company career ladder. In 2012, he took responsibility for the whole System Integration business unit. During the following five years, the business unit was growing stellar, which led to its spin-off under the brand Telelink Business Services with Ivan as executive director. In July 2019, Telelink Business Services became a group of companies operating in seven countries with Ivan Zhitiyanov as a CEO.

  • Nikoleta Stanailova

    Chief Financial Officer

    Nikoleta Stanailova

    Chief Financial Officer

    Managing Board Member

    In 1996, as a student, Nikoleta Stanailova started working at Brocom Financial Company and in five years she reached the position of chief accountant. She joined Telelink AD in 2001 as Chief Accountant. Over the years, she has held various positions within the Finance department. From 2008 to 2011 she was a financial manager and from 2011 to 2017 she was CFO of Telelink AD. After the reorganization of the Group in 2017, she became CFO of the holding company Telelink Bulgaria AD. After the transformation of Telelink Bulgaria EAD in August 2019, she became part of the team of TBS Group EAD, where she is CFO and member of Board of Directors. 

  • Ivo Rusev

    Chief Commercial Officer

    Ivo Rusev

    Chief Commercial Officer

    As current director of Sales and Business Development, Ivo Rusev is actively involved in the presales and sales processes of Telelink Business Services, while dealing with our trusted customers both from the private and public sectors.

    Ivo became part of Telelink Business Services in 2018 after his 7-year experience in Microsoft Bulgaria where he had gained significant experience in creating subsidiary strategy for the commercial and public sector, as well as in organizational leadership. He also worked at IBM as Integrated Technology Service Manager and Technical Support Sales. He believes in inspiring individuals and fostering a culture of customer-centricity, accountability and collaboration. In addition, he is passionate about leading Digital Transformation Projects and empowering technical sales to drive business growth and accelerate customer value realization. He holds a Master’s degree from the Plovdiv University.

  • Orlin Rusev

    Regional Director of Operations - SEE & Director Partners and Channels

    Orlin Rusev

    Regional Director of Operations - SEE & Director Partners and Channels

    Orlin is Partners and Channels Director, responsible for driving momentum on partnerships, paving the way for prosperous and healthy partner ecosystem.

    He joined the team in 2016 as a product manager and changed positions within the partnership management team.

    Prior to Telelink, Orlin worked in the automotive industry where he was responsible for partner ecosystem development and sales, reaching the role of Business Unit Director.

    He received an MA in International Business from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia.

    Orlin enjoys family time, reading “literature of ideas”, traveling – culture & identity, outdoor sports and socializing with friends.

  • Bobi Cvetkovski

    Executive Director - North Macedonia

    Bobi Cvetkovski

    Executive Director - North Macedonia

    As the current Executive Director for North Macedonia, Bobi Cvetkovski is responsible for leading the business development, developing new opportunities in the region, as well as the strategy and execution processes. 

    After graduating the University of Skopje with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Bobi worked on several positions in IT industry. He was Partner and Director of Telit, where he developed his skills in Business Analysis and Strategy, Solution Selling, as well as Account Management. For eight years, Bobi fulfilled the role of Technical Director for Telelink Macedonia, where he gained experience in Direct Sales, Product Management, but also in Network Architecture, Data Centers and Unified Communications. 

  • Trifon Dimov

    Head of Marketing and Communications

    Trifon Dimov

    Head of Marketing and Communications

    marcomms@tbs.tech

    Trifon leads the Marketing and Communications team in TBS aiming to deliver great impact in the area of IT. He guides the company’s image, market development and works in a direction of evangelizing the TBS brand.  

    Trifon started his career path in Telelink Business Services in 2018 as a part of the Product Management team, responsible for the technology area Productivity and Cloud Platforms. Developing his skills and learning about the culture and rhythm of business, in 2019 he moved to his current role.   

    Trifon came to Telelink Business Services from Microsoft where he had taken a sales role in the Education sector, having the task to guide the educational system in the country through the way of digital transformation. He holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.   

  • Desislava Borislavova

    Comms Manager

    Desislava Borislavova

    Comms Manager

    marcomms@tbs.tech

    Desislava has an extensive experience in Corporate Communications, Marketing and CSR. Prior to joining TBS, she was regional Comms and Philanthropies Manager at Microsoft (2015-2019) and Corporate Comms and CSR Director of VIVACOM (until 2013). Previously, she had worked as news editor in AII Data Processing, Capital weekly, Reuters news agency, Banker weekly, and others. 

    Desislava is passionate about reading and learning, and likes to spend her time enjoying a good book or watching a movie.

  • Dimitar Katrandzhiev 

    Director Business Process Automation

    Dimitar Katrandzhiev 

    Director Business Process Automation

    Dimitar Katrandzhiev is heading the Business Process Automation Department, part of the Business Process Office, where he aims for achieving greater efficiency and streamlined processes by using ServiceNow, Sharepoint, CRM, ERP and other business applications. In the context of our rapidly expanding company, he is responsible for analyzing customer requirements, and designing, developing and implementing business critical applications (BCA).

    Dimitar has been part of the Telelink Business Services team for more than 14 years, where he held various positions, such as Senior System Engineer, Service Delivery Manager, and Director of Support Services. He has numerous Certifications in Cisco technologies, and is passionate about Telecommunications, Network Design and Architecture, MPLS VPN, Network Security, as well as wireless technologies.

  • Faris Abbas

    Strategic Marketing Manager

    Faris Abbas

    Strategic Marketing Manager

    marcomms@tbs.tech

    Faris Abbas is a Strategic Marketing Manager at Telelink Business Services. He has spent 7 years working in the IT sector, starting his career in Siemens IT Solutions & Services, Netherlands. Over his professional experience he has held positions in Project Management, Business Development and Marketing, working on a variety of challenging international projects in large corporations. Outgoing and enthusiastic as a person he’s also passionate about music, snowboarding and hiking the great outdoors.

  • Gojko Martinović

    Executive Director - Serbia, Montenegro, Bosna and Herzegovina, Slovenia

    Gojko Martinović

    Executive Director - Serbia, Montenegro, Bosna and Herzegovina, Slovenia

    Managing Board Member

    As the current Executive Director for Serbia, Montenegro, Bosna and Herzegovina and Slovenia Gojko Martinović is responsible for leading the business development, developing new opportunities in the region, as well as the strategy and execution processes. 

    His career in the tech world began in 1999, when he was working as a Software Developer in Belgrade. In his role as a Project Manager in Datacubed d.o.o., he developed extensive skills in software development, SQL driven websites,  as well as in project and people management and leadership. For over seven years, Gojko took the position of Administrative Director in Telelink Serbia and after that he has been working in Comutel (later acquired by Telelink Business Services) as Chief Operations Officer, and later as CEO. Since July 2019, Gojko also became member of the Management Board for TBS. 

  • Hans van Houwelingen

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board

    Hans van Houwelingen

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board

    Hans is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Telelink Business Services. Prior to joining TBS, he was CEO of ACTIAM, the leading SRI-focused asset manager with €65 billion of assets under management.
    Hans began his career in financial services in 1999 and since 2005 fulfilled various international executive and non-executive roles in the asset management, insurance and technology industries, within respectively ING Group, NN Group, Telelink Holdings, Symbid and VIVAT. At present he is Mentor at Endeavor and Director in Telelink Investments. He is the Founder of Urban Impact Ventures.
    Hans holds an MA degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology and an Executive MA degree in Business Administration from INSEAD Business School. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Bernard Moscheni

    Supervisory Board Member

    Bernard Moscheni

    Supervisory Board Member

    Bernard’s career began at Renault Group France, where he held various leadership positions from 1979 to 1987. Afterwards, he spent three years as VP in Banque Sofinco’s International Department. He later moved to Orange Group, previously France Telecom, where he was CEO of the group Italian subsidiary for two years and CFO of the French participation in Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) for three years where he was also Board Member of several affiliates (Yellow pages, Telcell).
    In September 1997 Bernard moved to Mobil Rom Romania as CFO, and, one year later, as CEO. He led the telco’s rebranding and helped position it as a leader on the Romanian market with a total revenue of 800 million Euro at end-2004.
    In September 2004 he was named CEO and Board Member of Mobistar (Orange Belgium), a listed company on the Belgium Stock Exchange. After a reorganization process and a new marketing strategy implementation, the company reached 1.5 billion Euro revenue and 600 million Euro EBITDA at the end of 2007.
    In January 2008 he took over the role of CEO and Board Member of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company Group, where he led the complete reshape of the group and secured its market leadership.
    Since 2013, Bernard has been involved in coaching and advisory services for business managers and French institutions.

  • Igor Bimbiloski

    Executive Director - Albania

    Igor Bimbiloski

    Executive Director - Albania

    As the current Executive Director for Albania, Dr. Igor Bimbiloski is responsible for leading the business development and new opportunities in the region, as well as the strategy and execution processes.

    Before joining Telelink Group, he has been on various managerial positions in DT Telekom and ICT industry, having international experience in the field of strategy, marketing, regulation and technology. He is an entrepreneurship oriented manager, striving for innovation and continual development. In parallel, he is an Assistant Professor in the European University of Republic of Macedonia.

  • Ivo Evgeniev

    Supervisory Board Member

    Ivo Evgeniev

    Supervisory Board Member

    Ivo is an experienced investor and entrepreneur who has led successful investments in various sectors, including telecom, IT services, construction materials, real estate property, renewable energy and agriculture. He has more than 15 years of experience in private equity and venture capital, as well as investment banking experience with Deutsche Bank and UBS.
    He is a Founding Board Member of Endeavor Bulgaria and a Co-Founder of Rosslyn Capital Partners. He was previously Director in Europa Capital Management’s Private Equity investment team and managed Private Equity Placements in UBS in London.
    Ivo holds MSc degrees from the Technical University of Sofia and the University for National and World Economy, and an MBA degree from INSEAD.

  • Jordanka Klenovska

    Financial Director in TBS Bulgaria & Deputy Financial Director in TBS Group

    Jordanka Klenovska

    Financial Director in TBS Bulgaria & Deputy Financial Director in TBS Group

    As Financial Director, Jordanka Klenovska is currently in charge of all Finance and Accounting processes within TBS Bulgaria as well as the reporting and consolidation process on a Group level.

    She is an experienced Head Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. For the last 15 years, she has been part of Telelink Business Services on various finance and accounting roles, where she developed skills in financial and management reporting, direct and indirect taxation, team management and leadership, etc. She has graduated from the Sofia University with a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management. 

  • Lubomir Diamandiev

    Director Lean Infrastructure

    Lubomir Diamandiev

    Director Lean Infrastructure

    Lubomir Diamandiev is currently Director of the Lean Infrastructure Department, where he is utilizing cutting edge technologies for DevOps, CI/CD, Container-based infrastructures and automation services.

    Before joining Telelink Business Services, Lubomir was Business Unit Manager in the Cloud and Infrastructure BU of BULPROS.

    He is a former regional Account Executive for Microsoft Consulting Services at Microsoft. He has an extensive domain knowledge in various areas, such as Cloud-based infrastructures, Container-based environments, micro services-based and Cloud Native applications. He is interested in both the technological and business side of IT and he believes in building a high-performance technical capabilities that solve real business issues, through a friendly and high performance team culture. 

  • Nadezhda Yankulska

    Marketing and Communications Specialist

    Nadezhda Yankulska

    Marketing and Communications Specialist

    marcomms@tbs.tech

    Nadezhda Yankulska is a Marketing and Communications Specialist,responsible for the internal and external communication of Telelink Business Services, as well as for the brand development and strategic positioning of the company. As a recent graduate of the American University in Bulgaria in Media and Mass Communication, she began her professional cаreer in Telelink Business Services in 2019. She is passionate about storytelling, visiting art galleries and cinemas and spending time in nature.

  • Ognyan Yuskeseliev

    Director Application Services & Modern Workplace 

    Ognyan Yuskeseliev

    Director Application Services & Modern Workplace 

    Currently holding the position of Director Modern Workplace and Application Services in Telelink Business Services, Ognyan is in charge of the teams that are responsible for delivering our workplace of the future, software innovation, and data solutions.

    Ognyan started his journey in Telelink Business Services in 2015 as Solution Manager, as part of the technology presales team focused on helping customers finding the right Microsoft solutions for their business.

    Before joining Telelink Business Services, Ognyan was a Senior architect in DXC (former HPE) focused on cloud productivity solutions, and he was involved in one of the most significant transformation projects of the company. During these more than 15 years of experience in the ICT area, Ognyan achieved numerous certifications like TOGAF Certified, Azure Solutions Architect Expert, and Microsoft 365 Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert. 

  • Orhan Osmanov

    Director Service Provider Solutions

    Orhan Osmanov

    Director Service Provider Solutions

    As Service Providers Director, Orhan Osmanov is responsible for leading the business development, new opportunities, and the delivery of projects, as well as for the R&D and quality assurance activities.

    His love for Networking started in 1999 as the first student of the first Cisco CCNA Academy in Bulgaria and in 2016, and he reached the highest level of Cisco Certification in two different technology areas: CCIE Routing and Switching and CCIE Service Provider.

    After earning his degree in Computer Science, he worked as Networking and Systems Engineer in system integrators and ISPs. His management journey began with Kapsch Carrier Com in 2007, where he was Head of IP/MPLS Competence Center. There, he led a multinational team of highly capable engineers, working closely with Service Providers, Telecoms and National Railways (GSM-R). He has more than 20 years of experience in the area of Telecommunication and Services on managerial roles.

  • Paun Ivanov

    Group Director InfraServices at Telelink

    Paun Ivanov

    Group Director InfraServices at Telelink

    Managing Board Member

    Paun has been with Telelink since 2002, when he started as a Junior Engineer right after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Communications Technologies from the Technical University of Sofia. He joined from Express Consult Sofia, one of the leading system integrators at the time. Setting from the first year of the Telelink’s operations, Paun has worked across all businesses Telelink has been active in and has filled in several high-level positions such as Country Manager for Telelink MK (North Macedonia). Currently, as Telelink Infra Services Group Director, Paun is focusing on establishing enhanced and uniform operations throughout the subsidiary companies in Germany, UK, North Macedonia, Albania, while at the same time holding the position of Executive Director in Bulgaria. He has completed a customized MBA program from the Instituto de Empresa (IE) in Spain.

  • Teodor Dobrev

    Director Enterprise Connectivity and Hybrid Cloud

    Teodor Dobrev

    Director Enterprise Connectivity and Hybrid Cloud

    Managing Board Member

    Teodor Dobrev is Technology Director Enterprise Connectivity and Hybrid Cloud, responsible for the technical business development of these domains, the solutions we create for our customers and the overall strategy execution.

    He started his career for Telelink in 2005 as a junior engineer involved in different networking and VoIP projects. In the following years he continued to develop his technical expertise in Networking, Unified Communications and Data Centers solutions, completing broad range of projects.

    Since 2010 Teodor was taking different management positions, being responsible for Managed Services Department, Integration Department and later Pre-sales and Solutions department, while still keeping his interest in technology, innovations and creating valuable impact.

    From July 2019 Teodor is member Board of Directors at Telelink Business Services Group.

  • Todor Iliev

    Director Information Security

    Todor Iliev

    Director Information Security

    Todor heads the Information Security Department, composed of the regional Cybersecurity teams and the Advanced Security Operations Center (ASOC). He is responsible for sustaining the high level of implementation and support services of all information security projects and solutions in the company portfolio.

    Todor joined TBS back in October 2014 as a Systems Architect, working on implementation projects within the scope of Information Security and Data Center Networking. With a client-oriented approach and keen interest in research and implementing new and complex solutions, Todor switched to the Presales team, responsible for the information security solutions in the TBS portfolio. Beginning of 2018 he was already leading one of the Technical teams with a focus on Cybersecurity. Composed of highly qualified experts in broad technology areas and with deep experience in various solutions protecting different layers in the clients’ IT infrastructure the team is operating on a regional level, covering clients in Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia.

  • Vesela Lukarska

    Director Service Management Office

    Vesela Lukarska

    Director Service Management Office

    As a Director of Service Management Office Vesela Lukarska is responsible for ITIL based processes – Service Operations (Service Desk, Incident management, Problem management, Event management, etc.), Service Design (Service Catalog, SLA, etc.), Service Transition, and is taking a leading part in the Service Strategy.

    Vesela is an experienced Project Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. For over 15 years in Telelink Business Services, she has developed extensive skills in Service Delivery, ITIL, IT Service Management and Pre-Sales. She has also been part of the PMI Bulgaria Chapter as member of the Advisory Board, as well as a Vice President for Membership. She has graduated the Technical University of Sofia with a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management, and has also earned PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI).