Head of Mission
Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago
Born in Varna, Bulgaria in 1986
Master’s Degree in Law from Sofia University “”St. Kliment Ohridski"
Specialized at the National School of Administration (l’ENA) in Paris, the Directorate-General for Justice, (DG JUST) of the European Commission, Brussels, the Diplomatic Institute to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bulgaria, the Diplomatic Institute to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Romania, the Diplomatic Institute to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Montenegro, the Institute of Public Administration of Bulgaria.
2011: trainee lawyer, Varna District Court
2012-2013: Legal adviser, “International Law and Legal Affairs” Directorate, Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria (MFA)
2013-2014: Junior Expert, “Human Rights” Directorate, MFA, responsible for the international humanitarian organizations with specific focus on refugees.
2014-2017: Chief Expert, “Human Rights” Directorate, MFA, responsible for the International Organization of the Francophonie.
2017-2018: Third Secretary, “South East Europe” Directorate, MFA, policy officer for Romania
2018-2021: Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Bulgaria to the UN, New York, responsible for the Administrative and Budgetary Committee (Fifth Committee) and Peacekeeping.
2021-Present: Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Chicago, USA, covering all Midwest States along with Colorado and Wyoming.
In 2018 he was awarded with honorable diploma by the Minister of Foreign Affairs for his contribution to the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the intensification of bilateral relations and the preparation of the EU-Western Balkans Summit.
Svetoslav Stankov is proficient in French and English.
He is married, father of one son.