CEO & Chairman of the Board
Maxim Behar is a dreamer and a visionary for a better, more dynamic and more ethical world.
Maxim is also a practitioner. He likes chatting, networking, serious business projects, social media, rock music, gadgets and travelling, meeting new people and facing new challenges, reading and writing, cycling and parachute jumping.
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Deputy Chairman of the Board
Director / Administrative, Legal & Financial Affairs
Ivanka Puncheva is the legal Adviser of M3 Communications Group Inc. She joined the team in July, 2007.
Education and Qualifications:
2000 Professional legal capacity obtained
1999 - 2000 Commercial Department, Sofia City Court
1992 - 1999 University of National and World Economy- Sofia, Faculty of Law- LL.M.
1989 - 1991 Yordanka Filaretova Medical College - Pharmacia
Axxon Bulgaria - Product manager - Johnson&Johnson /1998-2001/
Notary Rumiana Eneva and Vanya Kaitazka - law officer /2002-2004/
Montel PLC - Sofia - Legal adviser /2005-2007/
Practice Areas: Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate, Urban Planning and Construction Works; Intellectual Property, Employment & Social Security.
Languages: Bulgarian, English, Italian
Member of the Board
Director / Web Development & Online Projects
Milena Trapcheva joined M3 Communications Group, Inc. back in 2001 as a Web Developer. In 2003 she was promoted to a Web Director, and since then has been managing the web department at M3 and working on web projects.
Milena is fully involved in the websites creation process, the Internet servers maintenance and in providing technical support to M3's clients.
Member of the Board
Director / Media monitoring
Miglena Damyanova joined the company in August, 2006. She was Online Manager at HeadLine Ltd., the media monitoring company part of M3 Communications Group, Inc. In 2010 Miglena was appointed Managing Director of HeadLine, and since then she has been responsible for the extensive overview and monitoring of the Bulgarian media on various topics, and the preparation of the daily media clips and monthly monitoring reports. She is also in charge of the communication with all HeadLine clients, and supervises a team of professionals.
Member of the Board
Client Services Director
Desislava Lazarova started her carrier in the Client Service Department of the company as an assistant, growing through Account Executive, Manager and was promoted as Director of the Clients Services Department, the main within company, since December 1, 2012.
Ms. Lazarova is responsible for the organisation and implementation of the biggest and most significant conferences, corporate and media events within M3. Her diverse interests in various spheres of live are always in good service for M3's clients and their projects as well as for the team work at the office. She is highly responsible, professional and with high levelled knowledge of the business.
Desislava Lazarova received a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Politics and Mass Communications from New Bulgarian University. Her previous professional experience is in the field of advertising and marketing in both international and Bulgarian companies.
Honorary Chairman of the Board
Alan joined St. James's Corporate Communications as Development Director in 1982 and then became Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Financial Public Relations at Charles Barker City, one of London's oldest financial PR companies.
In 1988, he moved to Hill & Knowlton, at that time the world's largest international PR company, as a Managing Director of their UK office and European Practice Head of Financial PR. Working extensively on international PR projects, he became Deputy Chairman with specific responsibility for business in Central and Eastern Europe.
In 1997, UBS appointed him Head of Corporate Communications at their investment bank in London until the merger with Swiss Bank Corp when he left to establish Alan Ogden & Company Ltd.
A founder member of Pro Patrimonio [the Romanian National Trust], and author of several travelogues about Eastern Europe and histories of S.O.E., Alan is a senior international adviser to Hill & Knowlton Strategies'.
Honorary Deputy Chairman of the Board
CEO, Managing Partner J. Crawford Associates, Inc.
J. Crawford excels in business transformations and custom-tailored target marketing.
J. Crawford expertise delivers exponential payback and transforms companies into benchmark profit performers through proven marketing practices, Customer focus, cost containment, and results management.