About AAA

AUBG Alumni Association

AAA is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, serving as a coordinating structure for all AUBG alumni activities


The mission of the AUBG Alumni Association is to function as a representative and organizational structurefor the AUBG alumni body, acting constructively in its common interests and development.The Association will promote the values of the American University in Bulgaria.


To promote interaction among alumni through developing a communications network, projects and programs that enrich their professional, cultural and personal lives.

To enhance the continued growth and development of AUBG as a leading higher education institution in Southeast Europe by providing financial support and by contributing to the life and community of AUBG.

Current AAA Leadership

AUBG Alumni listed below are the current AAA leadership team

Jordan Karabinov

Jordan Karabinov


Jordan has started his professional career as a junior auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Sofia in 1997. In 2001 he has continued his career in The Netherlands where he has worked for Alcatel-Lucent, General Electric and ArvinMeritor. For the last three organizations he has worked as an internal audit manager and has performed audits in 14 countries in Europe, USA and Australia.

Since 2009, Jordan is a Managing Partner of JK&Partners in Bulgaria, which offers services in the area of internal audit and risk management. Since 2013, he is a Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Bulgaria, (IIA Bulgaria). Jordan has earned in 2004 an MBA degree from IMD, Switzerland.

Miroslav Arnaudov

Miroslav Arnaudov


Miroslav /Class ’11/ has been a trader in Alaric Securities for the past 6 years. He and his team design models and strategies that aim to bring bigger and improved risk adjusted returns. Miro’s ambition is for Alaric to become as big as Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater fund.

Miro devotes his scarce free time to salsa practices and acting classes.

Ljubomir Radev


Ljubomir has graduated AUBG in 1999 with a double major in Business Administration and Political Science. He then pursued a career in finance and IT, including executive positions in Germanos group, Philip Morris, Bulgartabac and Atos. He is currently a senior controller in Atos, responsible with his team for planning and controlling the fast-developing businesses of Automation, Robotization and IoT. His career includes 22 years of experience in finance and IT, of which over ten managing various finance and IT teams.

He also practiced freelance SAP consulting for large international companies. He was a SAP Academy lecturer in Controlling, Project Management and Finance.

He has also delivered open door SAP lectures to AUBG students. His hobbies include business process engineering, traveling, climbing, and diving.

Stefan Ivanov


Valedictorian of the class of 2017, mathematics and computer science major, and a generalist at heart who loves the liberal arts system and tries to find the “golden mean” in all things.

Stefan is currently an R&D engineer at Chaos Group where he gets his daily dose of nontrivial tech challenges in computer graphics and programming methodologies. He enjoys most learning about and applying techniques from the intersection of mathematics and programming – especially when that would lead to elegant solutions of existing problems.

In AUBG, Stefan founded the Hub – the tech and innovation club on campus – under the motto “Learn, Innovate, Inspire”, which quickly became one of the largest clubs on campus. He is also the proud owner of 4 gold Olympics powerlifting medals, a CGPA exactly equal to the number of medals and More Honor awards equal to half of that number.

Vera Iordanova


Sevdalina Yaneva


Sevdalina, class of 2013, graduated with a double-major in European Politics and Political Science and International Relations. She loves reading books, music & nature – these are her 3 top driving hobbies that recharges her energy and inspire her in her everyday life. Lately, she is focusing more over contemporary Bulgarian writers. In music she loves exploring new styles and combination between modern and folklore beats. Hiking is her passion and healthy lifestyle.

Her professional standing is as various as her interests – she gains experience both from the private and public sectors in order to understand better how the world is functioning and how and where it needs development. Sevdalina’s life in the past years have turned into constant elections and choices – national (supporting causes and reforms dear to her heart) and institutional (elected as our latest Director-at-large).


Aleksandre Metreveli


Sandro is an AUBG alumni, class of 2008 with the major of the Business Administration. He has 10 years of experience in banking and finance industry, mostly in Georgia. He had a short experience of consulting to local commercial and central banks in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Currently, Sandro holds the positions of Financial Officer at IFC (World Bank Group) in Washington DC for almost 2 years. His current role includes to carry out an independent review of a selected portfolio of investments across portfolio investment products (loans, debt securities, equity, derivatives, guarantees and trade finance facilities), with specific focus on impairment assessment, loss reserving and overall financial statement recording and disclosures.

Sandro has completed Master of Science in Finance from ESADE Business School, Barcelona.

Iliya Krastev


Iliya is the author of the book “How CEOs get projects done successfully” (www.ceowaytogo.com). Currently, Iliya is SAP Labs ecosystem evangelist. He is responsible for the partnerships with both internal and external customers and partners. For the past 8 years Iliya is lecturing the course “Project Management” in master’s degree program “Management Information Systems” first at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics in Sofia University, and now at the faculty of “Economics and Business Administration”. As an author and consultant, he offers businesses and organizations the tools to create a successful transformation and meet strategic goals and long-term objectives

Mr. Iliya Krastev is a transformation and change management value advisor with many successful projects under his lead. He has hands on experience in all roles of the project completion success journey: as a customer, implementation partner, consultant, pre-sale executive, CIO, country manager, partner, advisor to a minister, and a vendor.

With his deep industry experience in telecommunication, fintech, hospital management, public sector, as well as manufacturing, Iliya brings tools, knowledge, and skills to companies around the world.
Finally, Iliya has started two businesses from scratch: a management consulting practice, and an IPTV provider.

Iliya Krastev holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University in Bulgaria (class of 2000), an MA in Rhetoric from Sofia University, and a Global MBA from Alliance Business School at the University of Manchester in UK. He holds various certifications in project management, as well as business technology software and IT architecture tools.

Krasimir Petrov


Krasimir studied business administration and economics and graduated in 2006. He then jumped into the hardcore industry of commercial real estate. For all these years he took different roles and endeavors in more than 40 projects. Krasi openly admits that the biggest fun has always been the difficult ones, so he keeps looking for the next new challenges in the field.

Exploring and strategizing on new ideas and concepts is so tempting to him that he co-founded an organization for think-thanking and supporting of various projects of the associated members and friends, in fields like commerce, finance, real estate, entertainment, and others.

Krasi firmly believes in the AUBG “gene” and identity. He thinks that fellow alumni can never fail to be interesting and friendly to each other, so all alumni ought to search for and to contribute to the transformative potential of this unique network. 

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