Management board

Prof. Tatyana Benisheva-Dimitrova, DSc., President of BADI

is a professor in the Faculty of Public Health at  the Medical University, Sofia,
and has more than 75 publications on pharmaceutical regulations and more than 20
years experience in drug regulatory affairs. After granting a ЕС-CADREAC scholarship
she completed master’s degree in Drug Regulatory Affairs
(2004/2005) from the University of Bonn and later in 2010 a Masterdegree  in “Public Health” at the Medical University.Director of the “Drug Policy” Directorate in the Ministry of Health (2000-2005) and had an additional experience, over 10 years, at the “Bulgarian Drug Agency (BDA) Like the first president of the National Council on Prices and Reimbursement of Medicinal Products.

2013 -2014 she created the first important steps on transparency of the procedures andstarted an EU-project-OPAC (0.7Mln BGN) for establishing of official database of the MPs.She was a consultant at the global regulatory database IDRAC of the Thompson Reuters and was establishing the Bulgarian regulatory Module form 2006-2012 and executive Director of consulting in Bulgaria Betaconsult Pharma Ltd.till 2013.Prof. Benisheva was the first  President of the Bulgarian Association of Drug Information over the period 2010-2013 and  member of the Bulgarian Association of Clinical Research (BACR) and of DGRA  DeutscheGesellschaft for Regulatory Affairs - DGRA and of the Advisory Council Europe of the Drug Information Association (DIA) 2010-2014.

Since 14th. of May 2015 she is  President of BADI

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Margarita Strokova, MD

 Margarita Strokova, MD has master’s degree in Medicine from Medical University, Sofia and Master of Business Administration from New Bulgarian University, Sofia. Joined Pharma Industry in 1997 and has extensive experience in pharmaceutical marketing, scientific communication, Medical Governance and Pharmacovigilance (for products both under clinical trials and marketed). Worked for over 13 years as local person responsible for Pharmacovigilance in GSK Bulgaria and 3 years as Local Country Medical Head. Margarita has experience in safety operations (MI and PV) and from September 2021 is part of PharmaLex team.
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Prof. Dobriana Sidjimova, PhD, Vicepresident of BADI

Dobriana Sidjimova graduated Sofia University in 1998 with subject Russian Philology with a Master`s degree. In 2001 she defended Master`s degree in Public Relations at the Sofia University.
In 2003 she obtained Master`s degree in Health management at the Medical University of Sofia in the Faculty of Public Health. In 2005 she defended a PhD thesis.
Her professional experience started as a State Expert in the PR Department of the National Health Insurance Fund. In 2006 she became an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Public.
Health in the Medical University of Sofia. Since 2008 she is an Associate Professor In The Faculty Of Public Health, Medical University, Sofia. In 2014 obtain "Health Economics" speciality.Till 14th of May 2015 she was Chairman of Board of Directors of BADI

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Prof. Valentina Petkova, DSc, PhD, MPharm., MPH

Prof. Valentina Petkova-Dimitrova, PhD is Vice-Rector for Science and Accreditation of MU-Sofia since 2016. She is Chair of the Counicl of medical Science. During the period 2012–2016 she was Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs for students studying in English at the Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia;
In 2015 she obtained the scientific degree of Doctor of Science after defending a dissertation on "Theoretical and applied aspects of the concept of" Pharmaceutical Care "in some specific groups of patients." In 2000 she successfully defended her PhD thesis on the topic ”Study of the chronic patient’s level of compliance” Master of Public Health and Health Management - PHC, MU-Sofia. She has acquired specialties in hospital pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, organization and economics of pharmaceutical production, organization and economics of pharmacy and distribution practice. Master in Marketing and Management at the Technical University, Sofia. Master of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, MU-Sofia.
She has more than 200 publication in Bulgarian and foreign scientific journals, 10 books and manuals and more than 75 participations in scientific meetings.
She has specialized in Germany (1998), Italy (1999, 2000) and the Netherlands (2006) in the sphere of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Management and decision making in healthcare,  and Pharmaceutical care.
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Daniela Cherneva

Daniela Cherneva, PhD
graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Russian philology. In 2011 she graduated from New Bulgarian University in Sofia with Master’s degree in International Business and in June 2015 she obtained a Master’s degree in Public Health and Healthcare Management from the Faculty of Public Health of the Medical University in Sofia. In April 2021 Daniela obtained a PhD in the Faculty of Public Health, Medical University in Sofia with a dissertation on “Challenges in front of the reference pricing of generic medicines in Europe”
She has 13 years of experience in the Regulatory Affairs, currently in the position of Regulatory Affairs Manager in Medochemie Ltd. Bulgaria.
During her professional life she gained broad experience not only in Regulatory Affairs, but also in pricing and reimbursement, market access, pharmacovigilance, life-cycle product management, etc. Daniela has more than 16 publications and conference participations in the field of Regulatory Affairs and is a member of the Bulgarian Association for Drug Information (BADI) and the International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcome Research (ISPOR)
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