Dr. Plamen Russev
Webit Speaker, Webit Foundation / Founder & Chairman
Plamen Russev (www.russev.com) is B.Sc in Marketing and Management. M.Sc in Mathematics and Informatics, e-Education. With Ph.D thesis Digital Solutions for Managing Health and Social Challenges.
He is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Philanthropist. Executive Chairman of Webit.Foundation and initiator of the Global Webit Community and events (Sofia, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, New Delhi); Plamen is also a member of the boards of a number international companies and NGOs. Recently he joined the Board of Directors of Endeavor Bulgaria.
For his commitment in developing the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and developing strong strings between academia and business, Plamen Russev was awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa of VFU. Father of the Doctrine for the Future of Europe empowered by CE European countries intelligent specialization; The project "Sofia - Digital Capital" is also one of his brainchildren. Plamen has been selected among the top 100 innovators of New Europe and awarded governments and NGOs.
Plamen Russev is committed to empowering and developing the growth of the innovative and entrepreneurial ecosystems in the world Eastern of Berlin and Vienna working with governments and NGOs to create density of opportunities and further better connected local ecosystems with the global hubs.
Plamen Russev is featured in hundreds of international and local media and blogs including World Economic Forum, Bloomberg, CNBC, Forbes, Venture Beat, The Economist, Entrepreneur.com, CNN Turk, Bulgarian National TV, Nova TV, bTV and was on the cover of .BG Innovator Magazine and Economy Magazine.
Plamen Russev is happily married to the most wonderful girl in the world (Aniela Ruseva) and father of 2 boys (Simon and Yoann).