Atanas Raykov is Head of Global Telecom Partnerships & Director Business Development CIS & CEE. His role is to build on the already huge popularity of Viber in the Central and Eastern Europe and offers quality local content and services to the millions of users across the region, as well as to establish partnerships with telecom operators around the world.

Previously Atanas has worked for 10 year for the biggest telecom in Bulgaria VIVACOM where he was responsible for the commercial strategy of its mobile and VAS business and has managed to make VIVACOM number one mobile data provider, leading innovator and key player in shaping the mobile apps eco-systems in Bulgaria.

Atanas has a BA degree from Sofia University and a Masters in ICT Management from New Bulgarian University. He has participated in Fulbright International Summer Institute and Georgetown University International Institute for Economic and Political Studies in 2010.

Atanas is also a mentor for the portfolio companies of the two major local accelerators – Launchub and Eleven – and also by helping the local team of the StartUp foundation.