Mag. Dragiya N. Dragiev

Vorstandsmitglied, CEO / Geschäftsführer Bulgarien, BGC AD

Sofia, Bulgaria

About me

Fast Growth Executive. Competence in creating expansion strategies for retailers and speeding up existing expansion programs. Skilled in fast retail expansion and retail operations. Start-up experience, starting new retail businesses from scratch, creating expansion/investment and operational procedures. Recruitment of & leading big retail teams. Big retail real estate projects development and asset management, shopping malls, retail parks, mixed-use projects. Previous experience in financial controlling & logistics functions in Bulgaria and Germany. Local and corporate level. MBA from Purdue University.


Retail Expansion
Real Estate Project Development
Shopping centers development and management
Shopping-Center-Entwicklung und Management
Real Estate Asset Management
Corporate Real Estate Management
Asset Management
Commercial Real Estate
Retail operations
Operations Management
Englische Sprache


Professional experience for Dragiya N. Dragiev

  • Current 1 year and 8 months, since Sep 2022

    CEO / Geschäftsführer Bulgarien

    BGC AD

    Schnelle Expansion im Convenience-Stores-Bereich in Bulgarien.

  • Current 2 years and 3 months, since Feb 2022

    Fast Retail Growth OOD

    Fast Retail Growth.

    Consulting retail companies to increase their expansion speed significantly. Developing tailor-made expansion algorithms for scaling new retail businesses fast.

  • 3 years and 6 months, Sep 2018 - Feb 2022

    Operations Manager Bulgaria

    Pepco Bulgaria EOOD

    Started from 1st store opening in Mar 2019 and created 100+ retail stores network in Bulgaria in less than 1000 days. Managed the sales, visual merchandizing, inventories, administration departments of Pepco Bulgaria as local general manager. Led a 700+ strong team of retail employees in Bulgaria.

  • 4 years and 8 months, Jan 2014 - Aug 2018

    Head of Expansion / Expansionsleiter

    Billa Bulgaria / REWE Group

    Opened 50+ new supermarkets throughout Bulgaria. National retail expansion, 2x/3x faster expansion speed compared to the main food retailers on the market.

  • 2012 - 2014

    Head of Asset Management

    Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria) EAD

    Setting up the asset management function within the company. Managing a diverse portfolio of real estate projects from all segments (retail, offices, leisure, industrial, residential assets). Setting up and execution of business plans for the real estate assets. Lease contract management for the national branch network of the bank. Commercial lease contracts, property management, construction project management.

  • 2 years and 11 months, 2010 - Nov 2012

    Senior Asset Manager

    GE Capital Real Estate

    Asset management for a mixed portfolio of real estate projects (office, logistics, retail). Real estate joint ventures with international partners. Board member and executive director in three SPVs. Shopping center and business park project management. Commercial lease contracts.

  • 2007 - 2010

    Manager Project Development

    ECE Projektmanagement Bulgaria EOOD

  • 2006 - 2007

    European Controller Sales and Logistics

    SCA Hygiene Products AG (SCA Group)

  • 2003 - 2005

    Controller and Project Manager for Logistics

    Billa Bulgaria EOOD / REWE Group

  • 2001 - 2002

    Research Assistant

    Von Braun & Schreiber Private Equity Partners GmbH

Educational background for Dragiya N. Dragiev

  • Applied Mathematics

    Technische Universität München

  • Business Administration

    Purdue University - Krannert School of Management, GISMA Business School (MBA),

    Beta-Gamma-Sigma Distiction


  • English


  • German


  • Bulgarian



Professional Interests: Real Estate
Shopping Centers

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