Mr. Dimiter Gantchev

Mr. Gantchev is Acting Director of the Creative Industries Division in the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) since 2005. Before, he worked as a Senior Counselor in the Copyright and Related Rights Sector and in the Economic Development Sector of WIPO. Up until 2002, he was a diplomat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and served in Sweden, Belgium and Switzerland. He holds an MA in international relations from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a Ph.D. in economics from the Sofia University of National and World Economy. He is a Founding Member of the Bulgarian National Association on Intellectual Property and Member of the Bulgarian Association for studies on the European Community. He has numerous publications on intellectual property and foreign policy issues.