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Prosecutor General

of the Republic of Bulgaria


Ivan Geshev was born on 19 December 1970 in the village of Mirkovo, Sofia District.

He took office as Prosecutor General on 18 December 2019 after his election on 14 November 2019.

Prior to taking office, Ivan Geshev gained leadership experience over the years through the leading positions he held within the Prosecution – Deputy Prosecutor General at the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor`s Office (July 16, 2018 – December 18, 2019) and Head of the Specialized Prosecutor`s Office (July 19, 2016 – July 16, 2018).

Between May 11, 2012 and July 19, 2016 he was Prosecutor at Sofia City Prosecutor`s Office. Before that, in the period from April 17, 2006 to May 11, 2012 Ivan Geshev worked as a Prosecutor at Sofia Regional Prosecutor`s Office having higher rank of „Prosecutor at the Prosecutor`s Office of Appeal” and was promoted to the rank of “Prosecutor at the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor`s Office and Supreme Administrative Prosecutor`s Office”.

In the period from February 1995 to April 2006 he successively held the position of Assistant investigator and Investigator at Sofia Metropolitan Investigation Service. From September 1994 to February 1995 he was operative functionary at Fifth District Police Department - Metropolitan Interior Directorate – Ministry of Interior

He is a graduate of MOI Academy and has a Master degree in Law.

Ivan Geshev holds Giovanni Falcone's Certificate for real contribution for restricting the distribution and use of drugs, prostitution, child pornography, corruption, terrorism and expressed support for causes to the benefit of society, for the formation of humane models of behavior in the younger generation; Certificate and plaque "Giovanni Falcone" from the competition "A cowards die many times, a brave man dies only once", issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Italy and the Municipality of Blagoevgrad; Europol Certificate for a successful operation, conducted on 4.10.2016 in Plovdiv for dismantling an illegal printing house for the production of Euro banknotes. 
Ivan Geshev participated in number of trainings, seminars and conferences: Training on: „General overview of Financial Crimes in Counterfeit US Currency"; Intensive specialized training for prosecutors and investigators from the Specialized Prosecutor`s Office on “Corruption crimes”; Seminar: „Countering Terrorism”; Seminar: „Investigation techniques in detecting and proving terrorist activities, monitoring and suppression of terrorism financing”; Conference on “Euro Protection in Black Sea Region”; Training on: „Malfeasance. Bribe”; Completed course: „Obligatory ongoing qualification for prosecutors when promoted from district to county level – “Criminal law and procedure”.