Alexander Dimov Bozhkov
Alexander Bozhkov was born on 9 August, 1952 in Sofia.
He finished an American College in Iraq.
In 1974 he graduated from the Higher Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in Sofia, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
He worked for four years in Libya as a supervising engineer.

1975 - 1991 - urban designer at the Sofproject company; winner in the competition for an associate fellow at the Institute for Building Materials; chief expert at the Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing Policy and Construction.
1992 - 1993 - Chief of the Construction Industry division under the Ministry of Urban Planning, Housing Policy and Construction.
1992 - 1993 - Executive Director of the Supervisors Board of the Privatization Agency.

1994 - 1997 - deputy from the UDF  to the 37th National Assembly, representative of the Dobrich constituency.
1995 - 1997 - Deputy Chair of the Economic Affairs Committee in the 37th National Assembly. Chairman of the Subcommission for Privatization.
1995 - 1996 - Deputy Chairman of the Bulgarian Interparliamentary Group.
Bozhkov is one of the founders of the United Christian Democratic Centre /UCDC/, UDF affiliate organization, and its deputy chairman since October 1994.
Deputy Chairman of the UDF, April 1995 - February 1997.
Member of the National Executive Council of the UDF, April 1995 - 2000.
Member of the caretaker government headed by Stefan Sofianski, 1997.
From 1997 to December 1999 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry of the UDF cabinet headed by Ivan Kostov. Dismissed from the posts of minister and deputy prime minister upon Kostov's proposal for changes in the cabinet structure and appointments.
On 23 December 1999 the government assigned former deputy prime minister and minister of industry Alexander Bozhkov to the post of Bulgarian chief negotiator for the accession talks with the EU.
On 9 June 2000 he resigned as chief negotiator at the demand of Premier Kostov.

Co-director of the Center for Economic Development.

Married, with a daughter.
Language proficiency in English, German, French and Russian. Anchor of radio programs and columnist.

He died August 23, 2009.


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