Ivaylo Vatev was born in Lovech. He finished his Bachelor’s degree at the American University in Bulgaria with a specialization in business administration. He also graduated the program of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
He started his career in 1997 as a consultant at the international accounting services company TMF, then he worked consistently as an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria and analyst in the investment fund ECM-BPPF. During the period 2000-2009 he continued his career in the consulting department of PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria, where he took the position of Director of the Advisory Services Department for Southeastern Europe. He managed the company’s consultancy activities in the field of corporate finance, due diligence and evaluations for the region.
In 2009 he joined the Aurubis Bulgaria team, where he is responsible for planning and control, accounting, payments, hedging and information technology as CFO.