Peter Ivanov - Keynote Speaker & Coach
  • Born in Gabrovo in Bulgaria 1970
  • Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach.
  • Senior Manager with 20 years international experience
  • Has Led Virtual Teams – 100+ people in Western & Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa.
  • Master of Science in Mathematics
  • Bulgarian Senior Champion in Javelin & Discus
  • Charity – Supporter of Young Talent
  • Lives with his 5 daughters and wife in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Speaks 5 languages – English, German, Bulgarian, Russian, Hungarian
Born and lived in Bulgaria until the age of 28 Peter witnessed the communist times as well as the transformation of the country to democracy. As a student he often held public speeches. Without any desire for power and authority he was gradually elected to class, school and town president of his youth organizations.

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Master of Mathematics

Then he fell in love with Mathematics: And here follows numerous Mathematical Olympics; a research thesis on the centre of Gravity, enrollment in the Faculty of Mathematics in the Sofia University – where he graduated as Master of Mathematics with his diploma thesis “Controlling a Satellite gyrostat with minimum energy”. Since graduation Peter has dedicated himself to international business.

Senior Manager

In diverse Management roles Peter has managed large projects and departments – transforming their organization and IT landscapes, including establishing IT Shared Services for British American Tobacco. 
 In his 20 years of international experience Peter has led Virtual Teams of 100+ people – spread across Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa – and delivered outstanding business results. The Virtual Teams led by Peter have won a number of corporate awards.

Diversity

Father of 5 daughters he admits he failed in gender diversity at home but is a passionate advocate of Diversity in the business world.
As a senior athlete Peter is multiple Bulgarian senior champion in javelin and discus throw. He returned in mid life to his athletic passion in university days – and managed to beat his personal best at the age of 42.
Peter speaks 5 languages and loves meeting new people and exploring new cultures.
In his Charity activities Peter supports Young Talent – mainly Bulgarian athletes. He plans to extend this support to young talented mathematicians.

Peter speaks at internal corporate business meetings as a Keynote Speaker as well as at public conferences, congresses and fairs.
As an Executive Coach – Peter helps Managers harness the Power of their Virtual Teams.

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