Ivan Popov (Ivo) is the project coordinator in the team responsible for the prepodavame.bg website in “Teach for Bulgaria”.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and visual arts from New Bulgarian University and has specialized in the field of semiotics at the University of Tartu, Estonia, with the Erasmus program. He graduated from the Italian Lyceum in Sofia.
He has been a project manager and administrator in the fields of information technology, human resources, and cyber security in Fortune 500 companies. As a copywriter and digital marketing expert in advertising agencies, he has worked with clients such as Nestle, Toyota, Nivea, Societe Generale, etc. He has held the roles of manager, producer and writer in media and studios creating content, services, and products in the fields of gaming and virtual reality, awarded by Forbes, Epic Games, and VR Awards.
As a long-time member of the “Shstastlivetsa” association, Ivo has led activities and events dedicated to civic education, cultural studies, ecology, and sustainable development. He has organized multidisciplinary “traveling universities” with the participation of students and teachers from higher education institutions from Bulgaria and abroad in international partnerships with non-governmental organizations and state institutions under the “Place for Future” project.
He was the head of “Public Relations” at New Bulgarian University. Years earlier, during his studies, he was part of the Student Council and Academic Council of NBU. He was the national vice-representative of Erasmus Student Network Bulgaria.
He taught as a guest lecturer at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, New Bulgarian University, and the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) on the topics of creative thinking, marketing, communication management, and copywriting.
As a representative of the “Lifelong Education” association, he was the speaker for the global youth section of the Nomura Center for Lifelong Integrated Education (Japan) at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
In his non-existent free time, he is part of the Bulgarian underground rock scene as the lead singer of Hellion Stone.