Bulgaria’s Cabinet was expected on March 21 2012 to name former caretaker prime minister Reneta Indzhova (58), a political economy graduate who spent 10 years living in the United States, as the new head of the country’s National Statistical Institute (NSI).
Indzhova is to succeed Mariana Kotseva, who at the end of 2011 was appointed deputy director-general of the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat.
Indzhova graduated in political economy and sociology from the Karl Marx Institute of Economics in Sofia, which after the end of the communist regime was renamed the University of National and World Economy.
She lectured at the university and at the Technical University in Sofia, was an economic adviser to the 1990/91 Grand National Assembly. After heading the Privatisation Agency
Indzhova was appointed by then-president Zhelyu Zhelev as acting prime minister after the collapse of the 1992/94 Lyuben Berov administration. She headed the administration from October 1994 to January 1995, and was nicknamed the Iron Lady for making cutbacks to the public administration.
She is a former bank director at United Bulgarian Bank and was a consultant to the Tokuda Group.
Bulgarian-language media reports said that Indzhova had been unemployed for about a year and had been living on unemployment payments.