Tsvetan Filev, ELTI - European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch, President

Chairman, third mandate, of the Bulgarian National Association of Tobacco producers-2010 (NAT-2010). President of the European association of tobacco growers (UNITAB) in the European Union (EU) from 2016 to 2018. In the period 2018 - 2020 holds the position vice-president of UNITAB. Vice-president of the European Leaf Tobacco Interbranch organization (ELTI) in the sphere of raw tobacco in the EU. As of March 2021 is elected president of ELTI with a three-year term. Member of the Consultative Council on Tobacco to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry of the Republic of Bulgaria, participant in an expert working group on developing the 'Tobacco production Strategy in Bulgaria'. Five-time holder of the award 'Contribution for Bulgarian Agriculture'. Born in Nova Cherna village, Silistra region. Raised in the family of traditional tobacco producers from North-East Bulgaria. Grows tobacco from the large-leaved variety group 'Burley'. Professional path is entirely connected to tobacco production. In 2022 there is an upcoming graduation in Economic Management studies from the Higher School of Agribusiness and Regional Development - Plovdiv.