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Germany, Berlin, Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Head of Mission

HEAD OF MISSION

I.E. Ms. Elena Shekerletova

Date and place of birth:                             06.11.1964, Pazardzhik, Bulgaria

Marital status:                                             Married, with one son (born in 1988)

Education:                                                   Master’s Degree Program in Law, Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria

Specialization in „Constitutional and International Public Law “, Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg

„European Studies “course, European Academy, Berlin

„Bertolt Brecht” Language School, Pazardzhik

Diplomatic Rank:

Ambassador

Professional career:  

1990–1992                                                 Expert on legal issues at the Administration of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

1992                                                             Starts work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

1992–1993                                                  Counsellor and Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

1993–1996                                                 Minister Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Vienna

1996–1997                                                  Expert in the Consular Relations Department of the MFA of the Republic of Bulgaria

1997–1999                                                  Counsellor and Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

1999–2002                                                  Head of the Diplomatic Bureau of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bonn

2002–2004                                                  State Expert and Head of Department at the Europe-II Directorate of MFA of the Republic of Bulgaria

2004–2008                                                 Minister Plenipotentiary and Deputy Head of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Berlin

2008–2011                                                  Head of Department in the European Countries Directorate of the MFA of the Republic of Bulgaria

2012–2016                                                 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Austria

2017-2019                                                  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria

As of February, 27th 2019                          Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Federal Republic of Germany

Distinctions:

Silver badge of honor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republik of Bulgaria (2007)

Golden Honorary Sign of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republik of Bulgaria (2015)

St. Leopold Golden Cross (2016)

Grand Gold Decoration with Ribbon for Services to the Republic of Austria (2017)

Golden Honorary Sign of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republik of Bulgaria (2018)

Languages:

German, Spanish, English, Russian, Chinese

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