Atanas Ivanov holds Master of Engineering in Industrial Control Engineering. He graduated from the Technical University of Sofia in 1998. with honors. 1993 to 2004 he worked as a software engineer in various companies in the industry. Since 2004 he co-manages his own company "Industrial Software and Systems" Ltd. dealing with software development in the field of application programming, web services, etc. In 2009 he became also co-owner and manager of industrial controllers trading company, engaged in highly specialized software for industrial automation with application in real time control systems. From 2014 onwards he also manages a trading company for end-effectors and sensors for ventilation and air conditioning.