Десислава Симеонова

Desislava Simeonova

Leader of the KBC Group’s Sustainable Finance Programme and Executive Director SME Banking of UBB

Desislava Simeonova holds a Master’s degree in Law. She started her professional career as a legal trainee at Sofia City Court. In 2000 she was appointed as a public enforcement agent at the State Receivables Collection Agency to the Ministry of Finance. Subsequently she also worked as a legal counsel at the Legal Directorate and an expert to the Inspectorate of that same institution.

Over the period 2004 – 2008 she worked as a legal counsel at the Bulgarian National Bank, Banking Supervision Department. She joined the team of CIBANK more than 15 years ago in the Corporate Officer position. Later on she consecutively managed Legal Services and Methodology Directorate and in 2016 she was appointed SME Director.

After the legal merger of CIBANK into “United Bulgarian Bank”, AD continues to be responsible for the same segment as of the beginning of 2019. is a member of the Board of Directors and executive director of UBB, with portfolio Small and medium-sized enterprises – distribution, Marketing and business development for SMEs and corporate segment and European projects and financial instruments. From 2021 is a member of the Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria.