Vanya Tsv. Benovska - Regional Director -
Balkans of the World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE).

Vanya Benovska holds a Master of Science in Engineering having graduated with specialties in Electrical Power Plants, Electrical Grids and Systems gained with a thesis in Automation from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. She also earned a Masters degree of Science in Business Administration from the Institute of Economy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Ms. Benovska received her Certificate in EU Exams for work in European Organizations from American University in Bulgaria. She is a member of the Scientific Council of the Bulgarian Hydrogen Society since 2005. She began her career working in the Marketing Directorate for Overgas, the largest Bulgarian private company in the field of natural gas. The next step in her career was a high level staff position with the Electricity System Operator, National Electric Company of Bulgaria (TSO). She worked in the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development in Cassaccia, Rome, Italy under the HyWays project, Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission.