Lyuben Kanchev


Deputy Minister of Tourism

Lyuben Kanchev was born on 28 February 1955 in Sofia.

He graduated in French Philology at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski “and as a second major – Bulgarian Language and Literature.

He has a qualification from the Danish Business and Management course “Horsens Polytechnic”.

He is a member of the Union of Bulgarian Journalists.

Lyuben Kanchev has been working for 32 years at the Bulgarian National Television in various positions – from an editor to a long-term delegated producer and editor-in-chief.

He is the author, screenwriter and executive producer of numerous TV series, columns, films and reports, as well as

a winner of authoritative creative awards.

For seven years he was the head of the Bulgarian delegation for the largest European music TV project – the Eurovision Song Contest.

Since 2012 until his appointment as Deputy Minister of Tourism, Lyuben Kanchev is Deputy Mayor of Culture, Social Activities, Education, Sports and Tourism in the Municipality of Kostinbrod.

His work there was connected with various social and cultural projects, including the legalization, restoration and socialization of the archaeological excavations of the largest residence of Emperor Constantine the Great, known as Sretiska.

He speaks French, English and Russian.