Anna-Marie Vilamovska is the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association Executive Director. Her background includes high-level policy, corporate and international experience. We have previously worked with her on the „Приложен програмист / Applied Developer” initiative, which she co-led in 2017 as one most successful public-private partnerships in education – It Talent Hub: Applied IT Developer 2017 – 2020”. You can find Anna-Marie’s short bio below.
Anna-Marie Vilamovska holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from RAND Graduate School (CA, USA), and retrospectively was Secretary for Innovation Policy to Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev (2012-2017), RAND Corporation Economist (2005-2010, USA & Europe), World Bank Economist (2000 – 2005, D.C.) focusing on financial modelling, technology and value added in healthcare and education forecasting.
In 2015 the Financial Times, Visegrad Fund, Google and ResPublica listed her as one of the NewEurope100 outstanding individuals leading world-class innovation from CEE. In 2016 Anna-Marie received the Polish Republic’s Commodore’s Crest state insignia for her contribution to creating a connected innovative Europe. Anna-Marie represents Bulgaria at the EC Member States Board on Digital Entrepreneurship, is an individual member of the Advisory Council on the Marie Skodlowska-Curie Innovation and Science Program of the EC and is one of the national leads in the EC eSkills and Digital Entrepreneurship Campaigns.
Anna-Marie is founder and partner at Working Ideas – is an innovation strategy design consulting company focused on creating issue-focused public-private partnerships. Under her company, she structured and let the first phase of “It Talent Hub: Applied IT Developer 2017 – 2020” joining the efforts of BOA, BASSCOM, BAIT, IT Cluster Bulgaria, and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education. The program is now implemented in more than Bulgarian 40 secondary schools