Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov

Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov is a Member of the Management Board of the National Tourism Board.



Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov is President of Geotechmin OOD and one of the founders of the company.

Tzolo Voutov graduated from the University of Mining and Geology (1971-1976) with a Master of Engineering degree in Mine Surveying. Subsequently, he acquired “Manager” qualifications at the Higher International School of Marketing and Management in the Bulgarian-French Centre “Marcom” (1989-1990) and at Incom Intellect in the Bulgarian-American Information Centre for Economy and Management (2009).

Throughout his professional career, Tzolo Voutov has held several positions in Ellatzite-Med AD – firstly, he started working as a mine surveyor in Ellatzite Copper Mining Company, then he consequently worked as a chief mine surveyor, a chief engineer and a deputy director of the Production and Technical Department at Ellatzite Copper Mine, Etropole. In 1982 he was appointed as a Research Fellow at Niproruda Institute of Mining and Ore Dressing, Sofia where he worked until 1990.

Tzolo Voutov is Professor of Mining Sciences (World Accrediting Expert Committee at the International Inter-Academic Union, Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2009), Doctor of Science Honoris Causa (Soligorsk Institute of Resource Saving Problems with Pilot Production, Minsk, Republic of Belarus, 2012) and Honorary Professor (University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2014).

Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov is Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy since the year 2000, Vice Chairman of the Balkan Academy of Mining Science since 2013 and Founder of the Balkan Mining Association BALKANMINE since 2004. He is also a member of numerous international organizations and prestigious foreign scientific institutions. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria, a member of the Managing Board of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a co-founder of the Innovation Council. Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov has been a member of the Management Board of the National Tourism Board since 2008.