Boris Kolev Head of Digital Transformation

Boris Kolev is a social and digital innovations entrepreneur and is a proud alumnus of JA Europe and JA Bulgaria. He took part in the Company Programme between 2002/2006, winning two times Student Company of the Year Award in Bulgaria and reached 3rd place in Europe in the annual competition in 2005. Boris started his first company at the age of 18 in Bulgaria and quickly succeeded into being recognized as one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria and Europe in the next years of growth. Boris has an extensive experience in the building and development of technology companies and projects in the sphere of digital innovations. One of his ventures - DigiMark was recognized as the fastest growing software companies in Bulgaria for 3 years in a row and successfully growing to 3 continents.
Boris is honoree of FERD's List 2019, Forbes "30 under 30" in 2013, BusinessWeek's "Europe's Best Young Entrepreneurs 2007" and "JA Global Business Hall of Fame" in 2020.
After the successful acquisition of DigiMark in 2018, Boris served two years as a Vice President in the global fintech development company Devexperts and founded the micro-VC fund DigiMark Ventures investing in series of innovative Eastern European startups.
In November 2020, Boris joined the JA Europe team to lead the digital transformation of the organization after the challenging pandemic times imposed the need of rapid technology improvement of the operations and educational programs delivery to continue serving the young generation of Europe.

Email: boris[at]jaeurope.org

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