Dr Milena Angelova has been serving as Secretary-General of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association since 2002. She is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) since 2007, currently the EESC Vice-President in charge of the budget. EESC Employers’ Group Vice-President 2010 - 2017. Member of the EESC Bureau for three mandates and member of the EESC Commission for Financial and Budgetary Affairs (former Budget Group) since 2013. She is the Executive Vice-President of the European Social Partner representing the services of general interest providers - CEEP since 2011.
As a member of the Employers’ Group of the EESC, Dr Angelova has worked since 2007 to actively present and defend the interests of the business community and employers by serving as rapporteur for many opinions, speaking in high level events and taking part in wide range of European and world fora on themes such as economic governance, capital markets, corporate governance, small and medium enterprises promotion, digitalization, future of work, services of general interests’ provision, better regulation and red tape cutting, business climate improvement, EU funds, finance, combating grey economy and undeclared work, etc. She has been representing the CEEP on a regular basis in the Tripartite Social Summit, European Macroeconomic Dialogue, lounge of European Youth Guarantee.
Dr Angelova is a member of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council since 2005 and is well known as an active participant in decision–making processes in Bulgaria, with recognized contribution to the business climate improvement. Before joining the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association, Dr Angelova had ten years of excellent professional experience in the real sector, as for example Italcementi Group and tourism. She is senior research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and was lecturing in different programmes in the area of international business and marketing. She issued more than 50 scientific publications in the area of marketing and of corporate governance.