(15 Jan 2014) Education, enlightenment, freedom by Sasha Bezuhanova

The cycle of lectures of the Institute for Advanced Studies Balkanski-Panitza aims to present to the wide audience leading researchers from Bulgaria and abroad who work in various academic fields (humanitarian and social sciences, science, engineering). Among the lectors are distinct figures from the civil society, means of mass communication and business with respect to the education and science issues in Bulgaria. The lectures aim to bridge the different fields of the scientific knowledge and to contribute to the enrichment of the academic life in Bulgaria in accordance to the mission of the Institute.

What:    Lecture on Education, enlightenment, freedom by Sasha Bezuhanova
When:   15 January, 2014, 19:00
Where:  Sofia University Rectorate, lecture hall 224 (hall America for Bulgaria)

At the opening will be presented will be presented the objective and activity of BPAS: Balkanski-Panitza Institute for Advanced Studies.

Sasha Bezuhanova is an initiator and founder of MoveBG – an online civic platform for democracy, public discussions and debates on national policies for development.

Before founding MoveBG, she held the position of a director of “Public administration” in Hewlett-Packard for “Developing markets.” She has also held the positions of director of “Public administration” for Central and Eastern Europe and general director of Hewlett-Packard for Bulgaria. She managed to establish HP as the main leader on the IT market in Bulgaria.

In 2006 Sasha succeeded in attracting a huge investment project in Bulgaria – “Hewlet-Packard Global Center for Remote Services”, which currently employs about 5000 people. This strategic project marked the country on the world IT investment map. This way HP became the biggest company in the IT industry and among the 5 biggest employers in Bulgaria.

Sasha Bezuhanova also has a significant impact for the development of ICT (Information and Communication technologies) in Bulgaria. The National ICT strategy has been developed under her management. She is the chair of the Board of Trustees of Sofia Technical University, member of the Board of Trustees of the American University in Bulgaria, and honorary chair of the Bulgarian ICT cluster. As a president of the Executive Board of Junior Achievement in Bulgaria, Sasha Bezuhanova works for the development of leadership and entrepreneurship skills among Bulgarian youth.

Also as a chairperson of the Executive Board of Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitar Panitza” she works for the development of active Bulgarian society, and as a member of the Executive Board of Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation she propagates charity and philanthropy ideas in Bulgaria.

Sasha Bezuhanova is a founder, board member and chairperson of the Advisory Board of the European Center for Women in Technology to the European Union. She is a founder and chairperson of the Bulgarian Center for Women in Technology. Inspirited by the Digital Woman of Europe Award, in 2013 founded the Entrepregirl award for girls interested in entrepreneurship and innovation technologies.