In order to operate professionally and transparently Tulip Foundation is managed by a Board. According to the articles of association, the board consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of seven members who are elected for a term of four years after being assessed for potential conflicts of interest. They accept and defend the values of the Foundation and perform their tasks voluntarily without remuneration, including:
Member Sofia City Council (until 2015); Chief Negotiator with the European Union on Bulgaria's EU Accession(2000 - 2001); Secretary of the European Integration Council at the Prime Minister and Chair of the European Integration Committee (2000 - 2001); Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999 -2001); Deputy Minister of Industry (1997 - 1998).
Country manager, Colonnade Insurance S.A.
General Manager, AIG Bulgaria & Romania; Investment officer, Bulgarian American Enterprise Fund (1997-1998); Deputy Head of Loan Department at BNP-Dresdner Bank (Bulgaria) AD (1996-1997)
Executive Director, FairPlay International.
Chairman of the Board of Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum
Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Bulbank (until 2020); Honorary Consul of Canada in Sofia, Chair of the Association of the Commercial Banks, Executive Director of Agency for Privatisation, Deputy Minister of Economy.
Managing Partner, Penkov, Makrov & Partners Attorneys at Law
Member of the Managing Board of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (since 1993); Vice President , Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (1996 – 2006); Member of the Bulgarian National Group with the International Association for Intellectual Property Protection; Member of the Managing Board of BIBA (Bulgarian International Business Association)
Coordinator CNFCEE Programme
Consultant WBI, the World Bank Group, Washington DC (2000 – 2001); Programme Coordinator, Open Society Foundation (1997 – 1999); Expert in the Office of the Vice President and Office of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria (1992 – 1997)