Krassen Stanchev

Dr. Krassen Stanchev, is CEO of KC 2 Ltd., recently served as Senior Consultant and Central Asia Advisor for Pragma Corp. ( and ); he is also Board Chairman, Founder and former Executive Director of IME ( - the first Bulgaria’s independent and free market think thank (1993), former member and committee chairman of the Constitutional Assembly (1990-1991), one of the most quoted Bulgarian observers, best country analyst award for 1996 by Euromoney and a nominee for Bulgaria’s Mr. Ekonomika 2004 as well as laureate of Bulgaria Government Prize – 2002, Templeton – 2006 – as IME Director, and GV Fund for Contribution to the Spirit of Liberty – 2006.

He was a principle drafter of a number of reforms from central planning to market economy and is one of the leaders of those reforms. 

His expertise is in economic and regulatory policies conducive to private sector growth: cost-benefit analysis of regulations (and related public governance areas), business environment and administrative barriers, competitiveness, law making (environment policy, mortgage bonds, special purpose investment vehicles, business registration, limiting licensing and permits, private bailiffs, and other bills) and think tank management.  He leads, led or was involved in initiatives related to market oriented and democratic reforms in other countries, Balkans and Former Soviet Union.

Krassen Stanchev's CV