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Elvin Guri (Class of ’96): “I see AUBG as the best long-term tool to produce a new class of leaders and a new class of citizens for the region.”

A spur-of-the-moment decision brought Elvin Guri to Bulgaria in 1992, and he ended up staying for the next three decades, becoming a successful entrepreneur and one of the largest individual investors in Bulgarian education. An Albanian by birth and a self-described “Bulgarian patriot by choice,” in this interview for ABF newsletter, Elvin talks about what …

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Asparuh Koev’s (Class of ’98) Transmetrics receives €1.7m boost from EU

Alumni-founded and led startup venture Transmetrics recently received €1.7m boost from EU’s European Innovation Council (EIC) to expand its intelligent platform for logistics that aims to optimize the cargo transport and shipping services. Co-founded in 2013 by AUBG alumnus Asparuh Koev, CEO of the company, it has already raised €3.3m from multiple investors since its …

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Daniel Penev (Class of ’16) Publishes Book with 30 Stories of Inspiration

Daniel Penev (Class of ’16) had recently published his first book revealing 30 inspiring stories of people who aim to influence and bring positive change in Bulgarian society. Examples vary from business sectors and social strata but all are individuals who set to prove that with the right mindset and positive attitude, one can successfully …

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Andi Aranitasi (Class ’96) Appointed EBRD Head of North Macedonia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has appointed Andi Aranitasi, AUBG Class of 1996, new Head for North Macedonia. Albanian native, Mr Aranitasi won an Open Society Foundation scholarship to the American University in Bulgaria, graduating in 1996. Mr Aranitasi joined the EBRD in London in 1998 and worked for the Bank in …

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