Bulgaria team contacts
Diana Nikolaeva, CFA
Diana is a partner at EY Bulgaria’s Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) group. She has over 25 years of experience with business valuation, corporate finance, M&A, financial analysis, investment consulting, restructuring and privatization. She has worked on numerous projects across the energy, power and utilities, banking, telecommunications, transport, infrastructure, real estate, manufacturing and other industries.
Diana is a member of the CFA Institute (USA) and a CFA charter holder. She is also a licensed business appraiser and a TAS quality leader for all the 21 countries in the Central and South-East region of EY. Diana is also actively involved in various community initiatives aimed at enhancing women’s inclusiveness in the modern business world.
Piotr joined EY Bulgaria in 2014 following a long and very successful career with EY Poland where in the most recent years he was the Transaction Tax Services Leader. He has extensive experience with global investment structuring projects, tax due diligence, vendor due diligence, tax and business issues related to mergers and acquisitions. He has managed many global tax compliance and reporting projects for multinational companies in various industries.
Daniela Petkova, CPA, FCCA, CGAP
Daniela has over 10 years of experience in auditing local and multinational companies reporting under IFRS, U.S. GAAP and local frameworks. She is a member of the EY Central and Southeast Europe’s IFRS Helpdesk and a recognized lecturer and technical expert in financial reporting and auditing. Daniela is a Bulgarian registered auditor and fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the United Kingdom. She is also a Certified Government Auditing Professional with the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance. She has led a number of accounting advisory projects like conversions to IFRS, finance function transformation, review of risks and controls within the financial statements close process, etc.
Milka Natcheva, CPA, FCCA
Milka has more than 18 years’ experience in providing audit and audit-related services to clients in a variety of sectors including: banking, insurance, power and utilities, telecommunication, real estate, media and entertainment, manufacturing, not-for-profit. She is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) in Bulgaria. Milka is an alumna of the EY Global NexGen leadership program. Her client portfolio covers companies in Bulgaria, FYR of Macedonia, Albania, Romania.
Milen Raikov, Attorney-at-law
Milen is a Tax Partner for Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo. He also leads the Law practice in Bulgaria. He is an Attorney-at-law, a Member of the Sofia Bar Association and a Co-chairman of the Tax Committee of AmCham in Bulgaria. Having over 15 years’ professional experience in all fields of taxation, his key expertise is in the areas of indirect taxes, tax policy and controversy, and incentives advisory. He has worked actively on the preparation of the EU Accessions of Bulgaria and Croatia. Milen has a lot of experience of tax and legal projects for the financial, pharmaceutical and telecom sectors. He is also a Board Member in the Automotive Cluster Bulgaria.
Naiden Kostadinov, CPA, FCCA
Naiden is leading the Global Compliance & Reporting Services of EY for Bulgaria and Macedonia. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant qualified under the International Stream of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in the United Kingdom and Bulgarian CPA. Naiden has worked on a number of accounting & tax compliance projects in various industries, including energy, pharmaceuticals, heavy manufacturing, metal processing, telecoms, retail, and financial services.