“Business diplomacy is about offering options, shaping dialogues and achieving results. In today’s globalised world, it equals, in importance, conventional state-to-state diplomacy.”
Kalin has over 35 years’ experience in government, international organisations, including the EU, and the private business combined with strong academic background: B.A. (equivalent) from Moscow State University and M.A. from Sofia Economic University in political economy and M.A. (GMAP) from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA.
With ten years in UN-related multilateral diplomacy predominantly in the field of technical cooperation, Kalin developed acute sensitivity to cultural differences and technology intricacies. Additional ten years of leading multilateral European environmental programs and highly sensitive infrastructure projects (clearing the bombed in 1999 bridges in Novi Sad, Serbia and restoring navigation on Danube) further expanded Kalin’s technical expertise and negotiation skills. He was elected as chairman and on other important positions of various high-level UN and EU working groups and committees.
Kalin works since years with A-grade European and global companies providing strategic advice, government relations, risk assessment and reputation management services. In addition, Kalin was elected and serves as Executive Secretary of the Bulgarian Association of Tug Owners since 2010 without interruption and since 2020 is Leader of the Business Development Group of the US Alumni Club in Bulgaria.
Kalin speaks fluently English and Russian.
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