Krasimir Petrov Nikolov

Chief Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Interior and EU funds expert, Bulgaria

Krasimir Nikolov has more than 10 years of experience in the field of EU projects, programmes and funds. His professional career encompasses the process of verification, certification and auditing. Currently, he works as chief internal auditor in the Audit Authority at the Ministry of Interior. He is a team leader on audit of expenditures on Internal Security Fund & system audit on the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF). He is responsible for the communication with DG Migration and Home Affairs, the European Court of Auditors & the Joint Audit Directorate for Cohesion (DAC).

Previously, he was tasked with financial verification on projects funded under the AMIF & ISF in the Responsible Authority in the same ministry as well as programmes BG 12 Domestic and Gender-based Violence (Roma inclusion) and BG 13 Schengen Cooperation and Combating Cross-border and Organised Crime, including Trafficking and Itinerant Criminal Groups funded by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014.

In the Ministry of Finance, he worked as a senior expert in the Certifying Authority. He gained experience with the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, in particular Operational Program “Transport 2007-2013” and Operational Program “Environment 2007-2013”. Also, the Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism.

He possesses Doctoral degree earned from the University of National and World Economy. His thesis is titled Organizational mechanism public-private partnership (in social sciences). In his educational period, he has taken part in many international conferences and workshops in Brussels, Sofia, Rome and Birmingham. Issued more than 30 articles in international journals. Furthermore, he is Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP). He has a specialization in Globalización, Crecimiento Económico y Estabilidad, IE Business School, Madrid.