Stamen Yanev holds a Master’s degree in law from the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. He has specialised in European and English law at the ASSER College Europe in the Netherlands, University of Cambridge, University College London, European University Institute (Italy). Yanev is a lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, as well as in the field of investment. His professional career goes through the major international consulting companies, including the Bulgarian divisions of some of the four largest auditing firms in the world. Since 2015 he has been the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Investment Agency. Deputy Minister of Economy from 2020 to 2021.