Iliyana currently holds the position of Deputy Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), a 26 billion guarantee facility launched jointly by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank Group to support strategic investments in the European Union. Previous experience as senior executive in development and finance with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London, UK. Has also held non-executive board positions in international utility companies and investment funds for infrastructure investments. In 2013-14, appointed Deputy Prime Minister in two caretaker governments of Bulgaria. MSc in Finance, University for National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria; Postgraduate in Financial Management, Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.