About

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, CanCham, was founded on March 9th, 2023 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

CanCham is a dynamic and inclusive organization that fosters collaboration and innovation among our members and partners. Our programs and services are designed to enhance the visibility and competitiveness of local businesses, attract new investment and talent to the area, and create a thriving and sustainable business environment. We are committed to being a trusted voice for our members and to working together to build a stronger and more vibrant community for all.

Our Mission

To foster and enhance business relationships between Canada and Bulgaria, and to promote businesses and their interests through networking, advocacy, and information sharing.

Our Vision

Be the go-to bilateral business organization in Bulgaria, connecting Canadian and Bulgarian businesses, creating opportunities for growth, and promoting sustainable economic development and trade between the two countries.

Our Values

Social Responsibility

Contribute positively to all communities affected by our activities.

Collaboration & Teamwork

Foster an environment where the expertise of the few benefit the many.

Sustainability

Create opportunities in the present, for a better and more prosperous future.

Ethical Business Practices

Conduct business with integrity and ethical standards including transparency, fairness and honesty in all dealings.

Innovation & Adaptability

Promote the creativity and courage businesses and organizations require to overcome obstacles and achieve the impossible while also acknowledging the zeitgeist of our time.

Courtesy & Respect

Treat all people and organizations with the recognition of their dignity, value and potential to be a force for positive change in the world.

Equality & Fairness

Recognize that individuals and organizations can contribute positively beyond expectations and provide them with the opportunity to achieve their highest potential.

Our Managing Board

The seventeen founding members, most of whom are Bulgarian with strong ties to Canada, are a group of individuals driven by the vision of a more resilient and prosperous economic climate in both Bulgaria and Canada, as well as stronger trade relations between the two nations, powered by an ever-growing array of successful businesses of all sizes, operating in all sectors.

All founding members, as well as the individuals and companies who joined at the inauguration of the chamber, believe that international cooperation, partnerships, business advocacy, and the promotion of the rule of law are the fundamental building blocks of a brighter future, in which businesses are able to generate growth and opportunity for their communities.

List of Founding Members

Alex Nestor, P.Eng.

Canada Bulgaria Business Network

Georgi Smilyanov

Move Digital

Yann Bidan

Maple Bear

Emil Delchev

Delchev & Partners

Petia Dimitrova

Eurobank Bulgaria (Postbank)

Maya Terzieva

URTM Solutions Inc.

Diana Pazaitova

Fama Consulting Ltd.

Kalina Loukanov

D&V Electronics Canada

Ivan Markov

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Mariana Moneva

PhD in Economics

Deyan Deltchev

New Energy Corp. Ltd.

Tatyana Gorgachev

Canadian Bulgarian Business Network

Kristina Ivanova

TELUS International

Sevdalin Spasov

M Holding

Ivaylo Gorgachev

Theiio Corporation

Petya Ignatova

ADVIKUS Immigration Consulting Inc.
Alex Nestor, P.Eng.

Alex Nestor, P.Eng.

President, CanCham

CanCham

Bio
Petia Dimitrova

Petia Dimitrova

Vice President, CanCham

Eurobank Bulgaria (Postbank)

Bio
Kristina Ivanova

Kristina Ivanova

Vice President, CanCham

TELUS International

Bio
Desislava Vezenkova

Desislava Vezenkova

CanCham Executive Director

CanCham

Bio
Heather Bystryk

Heather Bystryk

Ex-Officio, CanCham

Embassy of Canada to Romania, Bulgaria & Moldova

Bio
Yann Bidan

Yann Bidan

Board Member, CanCham

Maple Bear

Bio
Deyan Deltchev

Deyan Deltchev

Board Member, CanCham

New Energy Corp. Ltd.

Bio
Kalina Loukanov

Kalina Loukanov

Board Member, CanCham

D&V Electronics Canada

Bio
Ivan Markov

Ivan Markov

Board Member, CanCham

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Bio
Georgi Smilyanov

Georgi Smilyanov

Board Member, CanCham

Move Digital

Bio
Sevdalin Spasov

Sevdalin Spasov

Board Member, CanCham

M Holding

Bio
Maya Terzieva

Maya Terzieva

Board Member, CanCham

URTM Solutions Inc.

Bio
Vera Djambazova

Vera Djambazova

CanCham Public Relations consultant

CanCham

Bio
Mariana Moneva

Mariana Moneva

CanCham Founder and Financial consultant

CanCham

Bio
Elena Georgieva

Elena Georgieva

Accountant

Euroterra Bulgaria

Bio

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