Nikolay Garnev is the Country Managing Partner for EY Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo. Since October 2015, he is also the Risk Management Leader for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe and Central Asia (CESA).
Nikolay has joined EY in 2006 as a Principal, based in Bucharest, Romania and shortly after that in July 2007, he was made an Assurance partner in the Bulgarian office. Having had an extensive experience from another Big 4 company, Nikolay’s contribution to growth in the assurance practice in Bulgaria was significant. After a very successful and productive time in EY, it was in 2013 that Nikolay was chosen to be a Country Managing Partner for Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Albania, and Kosovo.
Nikolay has more than 20 years of experience in working with international and local clients in a number of countries in Southeast Europe. His areas of expertise include audit, advisory and transaction support services in many sectors, primarily banking, insurance, real estate, and energy. He has extensive experience in the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards and other regulatory frameworks.
Nikolay holds a master’s degree from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a fellow of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPA) in Bulgaria.
How Nikolay is building a better working world
"As a Country Managing Partner, I believe that an individual's potential can only be seen when working side by side with the common goal to build a better working world. I believe that it is crucial to get to know EY people. I also believe in a culture of open communication and collaboration that leads to success".