Senior Consultant


MSc Carbon Management, BBA, BA International Business and Management 

Areas of expertise

Renewable energy, small scale and off-grid solar, international development projects 

Market intelligence, large-scale data collections, systems and user-centric design, carbon managemnt 

Strategy and business development, process and project management, capacity building .


English, Bulgarian, German


Mariana has more than 10 years’ experience in the renewable energy sectors of developing and transitional economies.  

Prior to joining Sofies, she has been a consultant, project manager, and manager for various organizations working on scaling up small-scale and off-grid renewable energy in Eastern and Southern Africa, SE and Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. She has worked extensively with international donors and NGOs, international and local financial institutions, off-grid clean technology providers, consultancies, project developers, and academia. 

Mariana is a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance (Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre.), MSc in Carbon Management (University of Edinburgh), and a double Bachelors in International Business (CEU Business School and Universita Bocconi). She is a member of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) network of the Atlantic Council.   

… Outside the office

Mariana is nothing unusual – loves travelling, eating good food, spending time with friends and in nature, playing board games, coaching, shopping second hand, and going to concerts and art exhibitions. 

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