RALITSA NENTCHEVA AGAINE 


Ralitsa Nentcheva Againe was born on December 2, 1976 in Sofia City.


Ms. Againe completed a master's degree programme in International Economic Relations at the University of National and World Economy. She graduated from the First English Language High School in Sofia City. Ms. Againe was elected Member of Parliament at the 39th National Assembly in the 23rd multi-mandate constituency (Sofia).

Member and Deputy Chairperson of the Novoto Vreme (New Time) Parliamentary Group. Member of the Economic Policy Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Investments and Capital markets under the Parliamentary Economic Policy Committee. Member of the Foreign Policy, Defence and Security Committee at the 39th National Assembly. Member of the Standing Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.

Deputy Chairperson of the Bulgaria-US Inter-parliamentary Friendship Group. Participant in the Corporate Governance Initiative - a coalition of Bulgarian non-governmental organizations, established at the beginning of year 1999 by the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association, the Voluntary Pension Funds Association, the Centre for Economic Development, the Investors' Union, and the Securities Holders Association. The initiative's main objective is to facilitate the introduction of standards on corporate governance and procedures that are to guarantee accountability, transparency and control of the economy.

Founder and member of the Supervisory Board of the Investors Association. Ms. Againe has previous professional experience as an independent financial analyst and a certified lead auditor in quality management systems. Ms. Againe is to be awarded a doctorate in European economic co-operation in the field of the corporate governance with the International Economic Relations and Policy Department at the University of National and World Economy. Ms. Againe is co-author of books Corporate Governance in Development: Bulgaria 2002-2004, the publisher being the Centre for Study of Democracy, and The Bulgarian Wall Street.