Dr. Eng. Iliya Garkov has 25 years of international experience in the mining industry, acquired in Bulgaria, Australia and Armenia. Не is a Professional Engineer and holds both a Master of Science and PhD in Mining Engineering from the University of Mining and Geology in Sofia. He also has a Certificate and diploma in management from the Open University in Bulgaria, a Master’s degree in Management and Business Excellence from the New Bulgarian University and a diploma in management from the Free University in Great Britain. Iliya Garkov has completed a number of professional training related to the management of mining companies.
Dr. Garkov has provided leadership to Dundee Precious Metals in a variety of capacities. He was promoted to Chelopech Mine Operations Manager in 2008 and to Vice President, Mining in 2011. Mr. Garkov was then appointed General Manager of Kapan and later assumed the role of Vice President and General Manager, Krumovgrad. In November 2014 he was appointed Vice President & General Manager, Bulgaria with accountability for both Chelopech and Krumovgrad.