Our Partners in Bulgaria

Sylvia Peneva

Country Managing Partner

Sylvia Peneva is Country Managing Partner for Deloitte Bulgaria. She is а founder of Deloitte office in Bulgaria when it started in 1992. She is а Partner in Deloitte Central Europe and Country Leader for Deloitte Bulgaria. She was a member of the Boаrd of Directors for Deloitte Central Europe.

Sylvia Peneva leads Deloitte Bulgaria team for servicing financial sector institutions. She has more than 25 years experience in audits in Bulgaria and other countries. As of 2011 she becomes a Partner in Charge for Audit&Assurance and Risk Advisory for the Balkan region. She has been in charge for number of audits of Bulgarian and international banks, financial institutions, manufacturing and trade companies, non-for-profit organizations. She has extensive experience in due diligences as well as a leading role as a consultant in various projects.

Sylvia Peneva is a registered auditor in the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (BICPA), a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, possessing a Certification in risk management assurance (CRMA) and a member of the Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania.


Desislava Dinkova

Partner in Charge

Desislava Dinkova is a former Audit Manager in a Big 4 company in Bulgaria, where she spent more than 6 years. Then she gained industry experience as CFO in an international medical equipment company, while in the last 3 years she has successfully run the Audit practice of an international consultancy firm.

Desislava Dinkova is an ACCA member, has Diploma from the European Academy „Financial Control of EU funds” and holds a Мaster's degree in Economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Ilian Stoianov

Risk Advisory
Partner in Charge,
Risk Advisory, CE South Cluster

IIlian Stoianov has more than 20 years of professional experience working in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Japan and the United Arab Emirates. He holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the International University in Japan and a Bachelors’ Degree from the American University in Bulgaria. His career started in Japan, where he spent more than 9 years. After that, he managed ERP software implementations projects in Dubai, Prague and Vienna. Before joining Deloitte, Ilian Stoianov worked for more than 7 years for another Big 4 company.

As a CE South Risk Advisory Partner in Charge, he is focused on projects related to information security, IT audit, cybersecurity, risk assessment and analysis of information systems, SOC 1, SOC 2, ISAE 3402 reporting. In addition, his team will provide services in the area of Identity and Access Management and Privileged Access Management, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, data privacy, process optimization, digitalization, internal audit, ESG compliance.

Ilian Stoianov holds the following certificates:

  • Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

Rositsa Boteva


Rositsa rejoined Deloitte as an Audit Partner of the Bulgarian practice in June 2019. Prior to rejoining Deloitte she was an Audit Director of another Big 4 firm where she spent more than 13 years. Her professional experience also includes: tax consultant in Deloitte and another Big 4 company, chief accountant of a local Bulgarian bank, CFO of a large Bulgarian group of companies dealing with agricultural products.

Rositsa has more than 30 years of diversified audit, tax and accounting experience working with a wide range of local and multinational companies and financial institutions. She participated in a number of due diligences in some of the largest privatization transaction in Bulgaria. She has broad experience in leading large and complex audits of financial statements/group reporting packages prepared in accordance with IFRS, US GAAP and National Accounting Standards.

Rositsa Boteva is a registered auditor, member of the Bulgarian Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1999. She successfully completed her ACCA qualification in 2014.


Georgi Simeonov

Partner in Charge
Tax Practice

Georgi Simeonov is Partner and Leader of the Tax practice of Deloitte Bulgaria. Also he is Deloitte Private leader for Bulgaria.

Georgi has more than 15 years of experience in the provision of specialized tax advice and assistance on an ongoing basis in all fields of taxation (direct and indirect), tax compliance, as well as assistance in tax audits and tax litigation.

In 2019 and 2020 the Tax practice of Deloitte Bulgaria received International Tax Review award in category Tax Firm of the Year.

Prior to joining Deloitte in 2005, Georgi was legal adviser in the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance.Georgi graduated with a master degree in law from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He is a member of the Sofia Bar Association. 



Reneta Petkova


Reneta is Partner and Leader of Deloitte Legal practice in Bulgaria. She has 28 years of professional experience and is recognized, both nationally and internationally, as a reputable lawyer. She is ranked as a leading lawyer by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR.

Prior to joining Deloitte in 2014, Reneta has acted as Managing Partner and Senior Partner at the Bulgarian branch of an international law firm. Her professional biography also includes: Head of the Legal Department of one the biggest Bulgarian banks, Chief Legal Adviser of a company – owner of the state banks, Legal Adviser at payment operation company, Legal Adviser of the Management Board of Bulgarian National Bank, Senior Associate with a European Law Firm. Reneta graduated with an LL.M from the Sofia University Faculty of Law and is a member of Sofia Bar Association.

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