Regional Governor of Plovdiv Region
Zdravko Dimitrov was born on 22.05.1963 in Plovdiv. He graduated from Secondary Sports School „Vasil Levski“ in Plovdiv .
He graduated from the University of Plovdiv „ Paisii Hilendarski“ with a Bachelor’s degree in sports pedagogy.
In 2002 he earned a Master’s Degree in psychology at University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilendarski“.
In 2011 he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from University of Plovdiv „Paisii Hilendarski“ and Master Master’s Degree in Financial Management from Academy of Economics „Dimitar A. Tsenov“ in Svishtov.
During the period 1981 – 1991 he was a basketball player in CSKA (Central Sports Club of the Army) and SSC (Student Sports Club) „Academic“ – Plovdiv. From 1991 to 2007 he was engaged in private business.
From 1994 to 2007 he was President of Basketball Club „Academic“ – Plovdiv. As a national basketball team player he has won international and national awards. He is a member of the Managing Board of Bulgarian Basketball Federation and of the Managing Board of Hunters and Anglers Society „Sokol“ – Plovdiv.
In November 2007 he won the mayoral election becoming Mayor of the region „West“ in Plovdiv with four year mandate.
In November 2012 by order of the Minister of Defense № КН-216/ 29.11.2012 hе was awarded a medal for a contribution to the Ministry of Defense.
By Decision No 824 of 11 November 2011 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, he was appointed Regional Governor of Plovdiv Region.
In May 2015 Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov was awarded the highest ecclesiastical award „ Holy Apostle Hermas“ .
He was member of the 42nd and 43rd National Assembly.
By Decision No 865 of 6 November 2015 of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria with Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, he was appointed Regional Governor of Plovdiv Region.
Mr. Zdravko Dimitrov is married, with two children.