Founder and CEO, Teach for Bulgaria
Evgenia Peeva-Kirova is the founder and CEO of Teach For Bulgaria, a leading Bulgarian non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports highly motivated and capable people to become effective teachers and agents of change in the education system. She launched Teach For Bulgaria and recruited the start-up team in the summer of 2010 with the generous support and at the initiative of the America for Bulgaria Foundation. The organization is part of the Teach For All global network (a growing network of over 46 independent partner organizations on 6 continents working towards expand educational opportunity around the world by increasing and accelerating the impact of social enterprises that are cultivating the leadership necessary for change.). Prior to that, right after graduating from Harvard College, Evgenia worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where she advised various influential companies in the technology, pharmaceuticals, industrial electronics, and non-profit sector on strategy, marketing, sales, and operations.
Evgenia graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2008. Her senior thesis focused on exploring the factors and impact of institutional entrepreneurship in university reforms in post-1989 Central Eastern Europe.
In 2018 she was named Young manager of the year in Bulgaria by the Evrika Foundation which made her the first manager of an NGO to receive the prestigious award. Throughout her professional experience Evgenia has been voted Woman of the Year and listed in various prestigious rankings such as Top 100 Most Influential Women in Bulgaria, Educational Innovators of the Year, Forbes Bulgaria “30 under 30”, Darik Radio’s “40 under 40”, and various other rankings of most influential entrepreneurs in Bulgaria.