Daniel Panov

Daniel Panov has been the mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Municipality since 2011. He was born in the old capital city. In 1998, he graduated from Vasil Levski National Military University as a machine engineer and until 2002 he built a successful career within the Bulgarian army. In 2002, after a publicly announced competition, he was appointed manager of Tsarevgrad Tarnov Municipal Company, established at that time. In 2009, he completed his second Master's degree in Public Administration from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo. In 2009, he received the award of the State Tourism Agency for contribution in promoting cultural tourism. Next year, he received a personal award from the Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism for the management of Samovodska Charshiya Architectural and Ethnographic Complex, and the same year, he became the recipient of the Tourism Manager Award by the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism for the Sound and Light Audio-Visual Spectacle. In February 2016, he was elected chairperson of the Management Board of the National Association of Bulgarian Municipalities (NABM). In October 2019 Panov was granted a third consecutive term, having won the local vote in the first round.