The governing bodies of the Bulgarian-Indian Technology Forum “Mahatma Gandhi” are:

  • Council of the Foundation

  • Executive Bureau

  • Chairman of the Council of the Foundation

  • Executive Director

  • Chief Secretary

Board of the Foundation

The Board of the Foundation is its supreme body and consists of donors, natural and legal persons who have made unconditional sacrifices worth more than 100 leva and have expressed their will.

The Foundation Council may also participate in bequeathing works for the benefit of the Foundation when the will is not under the burden and is worth more than 100 leva and have expressed a will to do so. If the testator has not appointed an executor, one of the testator’s legitimate heirs may participate in the Council of the Foundation.

Members of the Council of the Foundation are the founders of the Foundation, the Ambassador of Bulgaria to India and the Ambassador of India to Bulgaria.

 Executive Bureau

The Foundation’s Executive Bureau consists of 5 to 9 members, including the Chair of the Foundation Board, the Executive Director and the Secretary-General, elected by the Board of the Foundation for a term of up to 5 years.

Chairman of the Council of the Foundation


Worked at the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Mathematics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Author of five books. Scientist and journalist.

tel.: +359 888 266 101



Dr ik.eng. Petar Neichev

Chairman of “Consortium for Technology and Informatics” Partnership under the Obligations and Contracts Act and member of the Board of Directors of four public companies. Founder of Bankservice AD ​​in 1989 He implemented IT at Kremikovtzi MK – 1973-1978, the banking system 1980-1989, lecturer. He is the winner of the Paul Harris Charity Award of Rotary International, the Honorary Medal for the People with Good Heads of the “Help the Needy” Foundation for 2007 and the Plovdiv Prize of Plovdiv Municipality for Charity in 2008. Author of five books in the field of finance and technology

tel.: +359 882 933 400


Secretary General

еng.Georgi Paleshnikov

Manager of IIHT-Bulgaria EOOD, Plovdiv, who is a franchise partner of the Indian Institute of Hardware Technologies, based in Bangalore, India. Master in Computer Systems and Technologies from TU – Sofia, licensed investment consultant from FSC. He participated in the creation and management of two companies in the IT industry, which are wholly owned by German IT companies (EUROS Bulgaria Ltd. and CSB-SYSTEM Bulgaria Ltd.). He was a guest lecturer at the University of National and World Economy  in 1994-1996 and also at the Faculty of Economics at Paisii Hilendarski University in 1998-2001

tel.: +359 882 208 364


Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is established by decision of the Council of the Foundation and is by its nature an advisory body. The Advisory Council is not involved in the management of the Foundation.

  • Members of the BIT Advisory Board Mahatma Gandhi Forum are:

  • Dr. ik.eng Petar Neychev – Chairman

  • Rishi Kumar – Vice Chairman

  • Prof. Dr. Asen Konarev

  • Prof. Dr. Angel Grozdin

  • Assoc. Prof. Eng. Georgi Lafchiev

  • Narasarjou Keshaaraju

  • Bar Rajan Sahanandam

  • Cheeti Babu Deepak

  • Adv. Dimitar Gishin

  • Assoc. Prof. Yavor Shopov