Born on January 5, 1973 in the town of Russe.

Graduate of the D.A. Tsenov Academy of Economics – town of Svishtov, where she majored in Control and Analysis of Company’s Activities and in Law with a qualification adviser on economic and legal issues (procurator, commercial agent).

From 1997 to 2001 Maria Ilieva was a financial auditor in the Sofia Directorate of Public Internal Financial Control to the Ministry of Finance and since 2001 she worked as internal auditor in the Public Internal Financial Control Agency – department Control over Budget and EU Funds Spending Units.

From 2003 to 2006 she was an auditor in the National Audit Office of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Since November, 2006 she was in charge of the Internal Audit Department in the Financial Supervision Commission.

From 1 st February, 2007 she is Secretary General of the Financial Supervision Commission.

Maria Ilieva is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Bulgaria and the Association of the Certified Fraud Examiners (ACSE) – USA.

Languages: French, English and Russian.