Д-р инж. Росица Карамфилова

Dr. Rositsa Karamfilova

Minister of Environment and Water at the Iterim Caretaker Government


Dr. Rositsa Karamfilova is an expert with many years of experience in the field of environmental management. For more than 17 years, she has been working in the system of the Ministry of Environment and Water, successively holding expert and management positions – from junior expert to executive director of the Executive Agency for the Environment.

She graduated as Master of Engineering in “Ecology and Environmental Protection” at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (HTMU) – Sofia. She is established as an expert with significant experience in the field of sustainable waste management, renewable energy sources and strategic planning.

She successfully defended her doctoral degree on the topic “Investigating the possibility of obtaining biogas through anaerobic digestion of some non-traditional waste bioproducts” at HTMU. She worked as a part-time lecturer at the same university. She has numerous scientific publications devoted to biogas extraction from various industrial wastes and mathematical modeling of thermal and aerodynamic processes.

In 2005, she began her internship at the Environmental Protection Agency of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, as a junior expert in the “Waste Monitoring” department. For 11 years, she held various expert positions in the field of waste management and monitoring, environmental indicators, quality control in greenhouse gas inventory and national coordinator (NFP) at the European Environment Agency.

Since 2016, she has held leadership positions at the units for strategic planning and international programs and projects in the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Executive Director of the Executive Environment Agency since April 2021. Member of the Board of Directors of the European Environment Agency.

She has participated in a number of national and international projects in the field of environment.