ProfileSvetoslav G. Georgiev (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor (of Practice) at the School of Intelligent Finance and Business. He holds a BA in Marketing from the International Business School Groningen (the Netherlands), and an MSc and a Ph.D. in operations management from the top university in Japan – Tohoku University (Times Higher Education 2023), ranked 79th in the world (QS World University Ranking 2023).
He has worked at a number of renowned institutions of higher education in both Europe (i.e. Russia, Estonia, Bulgaria) and Asia (i.e. Japan, Vietnam) as permanent and/ or adjunct staff. His primary research focus is on operations/ quality management with regions under investigation including East and South East Asia, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Besides his involvement in academia, Dr. Georgiev has also worked as an operations management and business development consultant. He has partnered with a number of leading multinational enterprises including Sumitomo Wiring Systems (Japan) and Ricoh Group (Japan), as well as small and medium-sized enterprises across Europe and Asia. Finally, Dr. Georgiev is a former Member of Parliament (the 45th and 46th National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria).