Irina Bokova

Former Director-General of UNESCO

Irina Bokova was the Director-General of UNESCO for two four-year terms (2009 - 2017), and the first woman and the first Eastern European leader of the Organisation. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of PJSC PhosAgro, she chairs the Sustainable Development Committee. Irina has also held positions including Bulgaria's first Secretary of State for European Integration, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, Ambassador of Bulgaria to France and Monaco, and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to UNESCO.

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