Ulyana (Uliana) Antonova Kozhuharova-Kanelli

1973-1978, MBA, Erasmus University and University of World Economy
1968-1973, English Language school, Russe
2018-2021 Medihelp Interntional NGO
1991-2015 U.S.Embassy, Commercial Section (CS), Sofia, Bulgaria


Work experience:

Responsibilities: Market analyzer, marketing expert, adviser to the Senior Commercial Officer; event planner; matchmaker; advocacy specialist. Member of global healthcare group, aviation sector group; defense, security, automotive group etc. of assigned sector responsibilities. Prepared and published market research reports on the portfolio assigned sectors compiled under Global Resource Guides. Organized number of round tables and trade events among businesses, government and NGO and under the title “Partnership through Innovation in Healthcare”. Managed number of company and product launch events. Escorted delegations to different trade shows and provided marketing consultations. Attended business management and coach training events. Coordinated Bulgaria role and participation at government initiatives – SECI and corridor 8, SBDI (web references under titles).

Prior experience: commercial specialist in several foreign trade companies in Bulgaria.

Foreign languages spoken: English – proficient user, German and Russian – basic user.

Post retirement events organized, recruited and managed:
June 2016: Certified Medical Tourism Professional (CMTP) workshop following
www.medicaltourismassocaition.com education programs. Resulted in certifying the first
24 Bulgarian medical tourism facilitators and players.

September 2016: Recruitment of international and local aviation experts to participate
in the first AAAE conference in Sofia. Official participating guests were members of the
AAAE/IAAE association (www.aaae.org) and chief USA airport officers.

June 2019: Workshop on Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) products and services.