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Darina Peneva

Managing Director

Regional Practice Leader for Human Resources EMEA
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Darina has more than 19 years of professional experience in the recruiting and executive search industry. She has extensive experience in HR consulting, selection, competence assessment and trainings as well as in identification and development of personality and leadership potential. In the beginning of 2006 she took the challenge to start up the business of Stanton Chase International in Bulgaria and during the years she has been actively involved in the expansion of the business as well as in building up and developing the local team. Prior to Stanton Chase Darina has worked in the area of HR consulting at HILL International and Smartree Bulgaria. Darina holds an MBA degree in General Management from New Bulgarian University, Sofia and a master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia. She is a certified PI Analyst and is accredited in Facet5 and the A&DC Methodology. She is a part-time lecturer at the MBA program in Human Resources Management of NBU, Sofia. In her spare time Darina enjoys travelling and discovering new places, meeting different people, playing tennis and swimming.

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Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firm in Sofia, Bulgaria


81B Bulgaria Blvd.
Floor 6
1404 Sofia

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Phone: +359 2 962 2931
Email: [email protected]

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The Stanton Chase Team

The Stanton Chase team includes partners, directors, consultants, researchers, and administrators in countries around the globe. Our service model in retained executive search, assessment, and recruitment remains unparalleled in the industry, as we provide sophisticated, in-depth, global coverage with the personal services like that of a boutique firm. We are proud of our widespread executive search groups: our Global Industry Practice Groups feature members with expertise in every major industry while our Functional Practice Groups provide extraordinary competencies in our leadership consultation services.