Martin Zaharievmedia expert, entrepreneur
Dr. Martin Zahariev has worked in the fields of media, telecommunications and tourism as a journalist, editor, radio and TV presenter and producer for the past 25 years. He has been also working as a magazine publisher and entrepreneur in various media and as part of innovative technology projects for a long time now. He graduated with a degree in Law from Sofia University and specialized in Media Management in the USA and England. He started his professional career as a host of various programs on Radio Vitosha, Darik Radio, BNR, as well as the program “Every Sunday” on BNT. He worked as Secretary-General of the State Telecommunications Commission between 1999 and 2001. In the period from 1993 to 2008, he created and published some of the leading magazines in Bulgaria – Union Media, Egoist, EGO, Playboy, Rhythm, Motor Show, Bulgaria Air, Hello!, BBC Knowledge, BBC Good Food, BBC Top Gear, Auto Bild, Grazia, Glamor. Martin Zahariev created and managed the radio networks Retro Radio from 2001 to 2008 and Radio Gong from 2004 to 2008, as well as the company Digital Radio, specialized in the delivery of digital media content and streaming services. He was the TV producer of the shows "Fort Boyard", "Alaminut" and "Before noon", airing on bTV. He was an MP in the 42nd National Assembly, elected as part of the civil quota, and a Member of the Committee on Culture and Media, as well as a Member of the Committee on Transport, Information Technology and Communications. In the 43rd National Assembly Martin Zahariev acted as an adviser to the same two committees. Since 2016 he has been Executive Director of the National Board of Tourism (NBT) and in 2018 was elected Deputy Chairman of the Board of directors of NBT. In 2020 Martin Zahariev was elected Deputy Chairman of the Public Council of BNT. He is married with two children.