Management

Mr. Asparuh Karastoyanov - Co-founder and partner

Mr. Asparuh Draganov Karastoyanov

Born: September 9,1951 in Sofia, Bulgaria
Married, with two sons

E-mail: ecbg@ecbg-kuwait.com

Education and qualifications

1998 Certified Management Consultant. Institute of Management Consultancy, London
1994 Certified Broker in Futures & Options Trading, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
1993 Certified Broker in Futures & Options Trading, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
1991–92 Financial Controlling Program, Festo Academy
1982–85 Moscow Academy for Foreign Trade Master degree in economics – graduated Foreign Trade Economist
1970-75 Naval Academy, Varna; graduated Engineer - Navigator
1966-70 Technical College, Sofia

Professional experience

2005 – present Commercial Counselor of the Republic of Bulgaria in GCC
2004 – 2005 Chairman, Bulgarian-American Trade and Economic Council
2001 – present Chairman, American Construction Products JSC Exclusive distributor for the markets of Bulgaria and Southeast Europe of American companies offering innovative building products and technologies – decorative concrete, insulating concrete forming, etc.
1999 – present President, Rossin Art, Inc.Creation of and trade with pieces of art.
1998-present President, Aspolly Carrass International, Inc. based in Virginia, USA representative and liaison office of Bulgaria-registered Aspolly Carrass International – Agency for Business and Consulting Activities Ltd. - promotion of US-Bulgarian business contacts and cooperation.
1996 – present Manager, Eurotrade Ltd. Bulgarian-Greek company based in Thessaloniki, Greece
1994 – 2005 Owner and CEO, Aspolly Carrass International - Agency present for Business and Consulting Activities Ltd. Independent private consulting company rendering services on mediation, foreign representation, trade, financial controlling, construction
1994 – present Chairman, American Capital Services Corporation An American consulting company based in Chicago, Illinois engaged in financial consulting, investment attraction, stock trading, broker education and training
1990 – 1994 General Manager, Festo Machinex.An Austrian-German company, producer of industrial automation tools, software, hardware
1989 – 1990 General Manager, Hemus Engineering PLC. State-owned foreign trade company specializing in financial and investment activities in the cultural field
1987 – 1988 Foreign Trade Counsellor to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, Council of Ministers
1985 -1987 Foreign Trade Economist, Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Trade, Supervisor of UNIDO project in Benguela, Angola
1975 -1982 Mate and Captain on various cargo ships of Bulgaria

Language skills

Fluency in English and Russian

Social engagements and activities

Awards

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