Mr Vassilev, who graduated with a Master's degree from Brandeis' International Business School in 1997, will participate in a roundtable on the Bulgarian economy with students, faculty and business leaders. Key issues will be investment in Bulgaria and privatization.
Mr Vassilev was appointed to the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy in Bulgaria by Prime Minister Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (formerly King Simeon II) in July 2001. Prior to that he had worked in the financial sector in Bulgaria, Japan, the USA and UK, becoming Senior Vice President and Director for Central and Eastern European Studies at Lazard Capital Markets in London. At 31, Mr Vassilev is the youngest minister running a European economy.
The Brandeis community are welcome to attend the roundtable, which is on Thursday, 9 May at 2 p.m. at the Sachar International Center. Please register with Ryan Hurley (E-Mail or call 781-736-8634). Light refreshments will be provided.