President: Vladimir Ikonomov, CFE


Works at First Investment Bank AD (Fibank) as Head of PMO.

Long-term employee of the Internal Audit Directorate within Fibank – gone through different functional and hierarchical levels within the unit.

Has more than 8 years experience related to investigation, analysis and prevention of internal fraud as well as more than 4 years experience related to information security.

Participated in a team and directly led the development of specialized software applications to intercept and analyze unlawful actions – both external fraud (customers, contractors) and internal fraud (employees).

ACFE Bulgaria member since 2013


Vice President: Iavor Bachev, CFE


I am currently working in the FIDS ( Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services) department in Ernst Young (EY) Bulgaria. I have experience in a variety of audit and non-audit engagements for financial and non-financial institutions. I am a Certified Internal Auditor and member of IIA. My goal is to further develop the area of anti-fraud in Bulgaria

ACFE Bulgaria member since 2014


Secretary: Gergana Stancheva


Ms. Gergana Stancheva works as a Senior Auditor in the Bulgarian National Audit Office. She began her career as a lecturer-consultant, working as a financial controller and later as a chief financial controller in the Public Financial Inspection Agency.

From 1994 to 2008 Ms. Stancheva worked in various capacities within National Revenue Agency

Ms. Stancheva graduated from the Karl Marx Higher Institute of Economics, now the Bulgarian University of National and World Economy, with a M.S. in Accounting and Financial Control. Also has a certification as Internal Auditor in the Public Sector from the Ministry of Finance, and is certified to use and train other users in the audit automation software PENTATA. Ms. Stancheva also teaches qualification courses on preventing and combatting government and public-sector corruption.

Since 2009 she has been an Associate member of the USA Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and Association of the Certified Expert of Fraud Detection. Since 2016 she is secretary of the Bulgarian Association of Certified Experts in Fraud Detection.

ACFE Bulgaria member since 2009

Cashier: Miroslav Trendafilov

ACFE Bulgaria member since 2015

Training Director: Dimitar Toshev, CFE

Works as Fraud Detection Team Leader at Paysafe Bulgaria.

Experienced professional in risk management, specializing in online payments and cybersecurity.

Has more than 4 years of professional experience in Mortgage and Document fraud, Identity fraud and Money Laundering.

Corporate Security and Fraud Prevention lecturer in training courses and seminars.

ACFE Bulgaria member since 2016.


For the period 2016 – 2018 

President – Vladimir Ikonomov, CFE

Vice President – Iavor Bachev, CFE 

Secretary – Gergana Stancheva, CFE

Cashier – Nadia Ivanova-Spasova, CFE

Training Director – Teodor Novakov, CFE


For the period 2013 – 2016 

President – Yordanka Dimitrova, CFE

Vice President – Nevena Balahurova, CFE 

Secretary – Galina Ilieva, CFE

Cashier – Rositsa Dimitrova-Simeonova, CFE

Training Director – Krasimir Logofetov, CFE


For the period 2011 – 2013

President – Nevena Balahurova, CFE

Vice President – Krasimir Logofetov, CFE

Secretary – Serafim Sofroniev, CFE

Cashier – Rositsa Dimitrova-Simeonova, CFE

Training Director – Elena Balabina, CFE