Board Members of Japan - Bulgaria Business Association

Todor Kesimov is General Manager of Takeda Bulgaria EOOD

Todor Kesimov

Todor Kesimov joins Takeda in 2012 as Business Controller for Bulgaria. A year later he becomes head of Finance and Logistics for Romania and Bulgaria. In the period 2017-2018 Todor leads Takeda's Finance department for the Balkan region. Since the beginning of 2018 Todor is General Manager of Takeda's representative office in Bulgaria. Currently, after Takeda acquired Shire at the end of 2019, Todor Kesimov is General Manager of Takeda Bulgaria EOOD.

Takeda is one of the founders of Japan – Bulgaria Business Association which was established at the end of 2020. Todor is currently Chairman of the Management Board of the association, that he was part of from the founding of the association. The main priorities of Mr. Kesimov are, among others, the association to unite the companies representing Japanese business in Bulgaria and to be the platform for collaboration aiming to improve economic climate in the country, as well as to attract more Japanese investments in Bulgaria.


Aleksander Kostadinov

Aleksander Kostadinov has a master's degree from Sofia University. His career started in the representation of Volvo cars back in 1996. From 2000 he became a member of Moto-Pfohe as Brand manager and later as Director Marketing and Sales. In 2017 Sumitomo Corporation acquired Moto-Pfohe Group. The latest role of Aleksander is General Manager of Moto-Pfohe BG. Aleksander is also Chairman of the Bulgarian automotive association.

 Alexander believes that Japan has a special place in the hearts of most Bulgarians and vice versa - many Japanese people know about Bulgaria as well, and JBBA is working to extend both business and cultural horizons for Japan and Bulgaria.

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Ass. Prof. Miroslav Tityanov

Ass. Prof. Miroslav Tityanov, PhD, currently serves as the Managing Director of Summit Agro in Bulgaria. With over 31 years of experience in the agricultural industry, he has held key positions at renowned companies such as Dow AgroSciences, ISK, Globachem, and Procera. In 2012, he joined Summit Agro, taking on the role of Managing Director for Bulgaria. In addition to his industry expertise, Ass. Prof. Tityanov is an esteemed academic, holding the title of Associated Professor of Plant Protection at both the Forestry University in Sofia and the Agricultural University in Plovdiv.

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