Prof. Ognyan Simeonov Is the New Chairman of the Commission for Public Oversight of Statutory Auditors
The National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria unanimously (no negative votes) has elected Prof. Dr. Ognyan Simeonov as Chairman of the Commission for Public Oversight of Statutory Auditors. He is the consecutive graduate and lecturer at the UNWE who occupies high government position.
Before his election during the hearing to the Parliamentary Budget and Finance Committee Prof. Simeonov pointed out that the new mandate of the Commission should be a mandate of succession and up building for recovering the authority of auditing profession.
Prof. Simeonov has been First Vice Rector of UNWE and Vice Rector for Education in EQD of Bachelor since 2012 t0 2016, Dean of the Finance and Accountancy Faculty since 2007 to 2011 and Head of the Financial Control Department since 2007 so far. Since 2016 he is Chairman of the Editorial Board of the UNWE Yearbook and UNWE Research Papers.
Prof. Simeonov is well-known in the professional circles of accountants and auditors. He is member of the Auditing Committees to the Ministry of Finance and Bulgarian Energy Holding Ltd. He has also been Chairman of the Auditing Committee to the State Fund Agriculture (SFA), expert to the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) Development Initiative, member of the Consultative Council of National Audit Office and the Commission on Auditing Quality Evaluation of National Audit Office, member of the Standing Committee on Economic Sciences and Management of National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (NEAA) as well as member of managerial bodies of various trade associations.
Prof. Simeonov is an authority in the Bulgarian academic community. He is an author and co-author of 10 textbooks, two of them published abroad, 4 monographies, 6 studies and more than 50 scientific articles, reports, etc.
Congratulations, Prof. Simeonov!