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.Plamen Russev

Webit.Foundation
Executive Chairman
Plamen Russev
Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist

EDUCATION

B.Sc from Varna University of Economics in Marketing and Management.
M.Sc from Sofia University in Mathematics and Informatics, e-Education.
Doctorate in Medical University of Varna – Ph.D thesis Digital Solutions for Managing Health and Social Challenges.


SELECTED ACTIVITIES

Serial Entrepreneur with proven success record in developing business ventures in multicultural and challenging business environments.
Investor in tech companies with special interests and experience in Impact Investments in Healthcare, AI, IoT and as well as in eSports, VR and Real Estates.
Sitting on the board of a number of companies in different locations around the world.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Webit.Foundation and the Global Webit Series. Webit stands for a one of the largest global communities of digerati, academic, policy and enterprise leaders, investors and founders from over 100 countries. Webit also hosts events (5 annually in Sofia, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore and New Delhi) attended by several thousand to 15 000 business people, academia leaders and policy makers from all around the world.
Member of a number of international academic, IT, marketing and non-profit organizations and trade associations.
Experienced consultant on the emerging markets digital agenda, e-governance and IT with more than 20 years experience.
Board member of Endeavor Bulgaria.


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP & EDITORIAL

„Sofia – Digital Capital of the New Markets“ is a brainchild of Plamen Russev. The Project is positioning Sofia as a digital and tech hub for the CEE region and beyond. The project is endorsed by the President of Bulgaria, H.E Rossen Plevneliev, the Mayor of Sofia, Mrs. H.E. Yordanka Fandakova and the city council of Sofia. See the coverage by the global business bible Forbes.
Author of „10 predictions for the next ten years“.
Author of the book „Power to the People“ (bestseller in Bulgaria).
Author of industry reports.
Author of the "New Doctrine for Intelligence Specialisation of the countries from the CEE region".


SELECTED AWARDS & HONOURS

Awarded by Financial Times, Google, Respublica and Vishegrad Fund among the 100 New Europe Innovators.
Special Awards for overal commitment to the develpment of the digital economy of Bulgaria by BWA.
Award by the Government of New Zealand.
A number of international Digital Industry awards.
Best Selling Author - business literature for the book Power to the People.
Doctor Honoris Causa of „Chernorizetz Hrabar“ University. Plamen Russev was given the honorary degree of "Doctor Honoris Causa" by the University for for boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Bulgaria and building links between Academia and Industry. The honorary title was also given for his commitment to support the implementation of new and innovative forms of education, providing huge amount of knowledge for the new economy and the forth industrial revolution and growing the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Bulgaria as well as for his commitment for establishing Bulgaria as a Digital and Tech hub for CEE.


GOVERNMENTS AND PROJECTS

Working as partner of governments and their initiatives in Bulgaria, Turkey, Dubai, Singapore and India for boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems, innovation, technology transfer; building links between academia and industry; attracting investors, entrepreneurs and enterprise to the selected locations
Plamen Russev is given an official mandate by the Minister of Economy to connect the Ministry with leading global enterprises and exploring the opportunity to attract them to explore and establish business ventures in the country.
Plamen Russev has been a boar
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