Executive Board

Albena Jones

Albena is a graduate from Greenwich University, and has worked for prestigious world organizations in London for over 20 years. Her last role was for Bloomberg LP in the UK as Financial Analyst. Albena has vast business knowledge and experience, and brings management and team leadership qualities to the Executive Board of the IWC-Sofia.

Currently besides being a mother of two, Albena works as a freelance business coach and English language tutor, which allows her to effectively manage her time and be able to dedicate herself to the important task of IWC President.


Maya Metodieva

Maya Metodieva is a business woman, and a mother of two boys. She holds a Bachelor degree in Economics – Business Administration. Her background includes having worked for multicultural and multinational companies and diplomatic missions in Bulgaria for over 25 years. Maya brings financial and business knowledge to the team of the IWC-Sofia.

Over the last five years Maya has been running her own facility management company.

She speaks  English, Bulgarian, Russian and Greek.


Desislava Ivanova

Desislava has substantial experience as a professional high level project manager. She has spent her entire professional career working in a variety of business sectors including Banking operations, food industry, IT and services – usually associated with the business development, preciseness of work, projects development and reporting-wide approaches to meet the challenges and almost always associated with success. People management is other part of the professional area that Desislava is focused on.

With all her achievements and expertise Desislava can contribute a lot in IWC projects and is proud to be part of IWC board in Bulgaria and its successful initiatives.


Maya Gocheva-Ash

Maya is the classical project management professional. Her professional career involves a variety of development sectors including international aid, good governance, healthcare, education, poverty, reduction, gender equality, disaster preparedness, human rights, sustainable development – usually associated with the application of sector-wide approaches to meet the multiple social or ecological challenges and almost always associated with projects.

For several years, Maya has been performing trainings on project Cycle management, where encouraging young professionals to pursue professionalism in their development careers. She teaches and councils others in their pursuit of project management success. She is an external project evaluator for the EEA Grants and Norway Grants European Commission.


Nicole Simmons

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Diana Michaels-Christopher

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