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Marina Kobakova, ING Bank Bulgaria:

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Marina Kobakova has been the Country Manager of ING Bank N.V. Bulgaria since January 2023. She is the first female and first native CEO to occupy this position in the Bulgarian branch of ING Bank.  She has over 20 years of experience in the field of finance and banking. Her professional experience included expert and leadership roles at Raiffeisenbank, Deloitte and Arthur Andersen. She joined ING Bank Bulgaria in 2008 and soon after held various leadership positions in areas such as business development, lending, and a regional leadership champion role related to sustainable finance for ING Bank’s corporate clients in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) regions. Maria Kobakova has a bachelor's degree from Thames Valley University London, a master's degree from New Bulgarian University and post-graduate certifications from the American University in Bulgaria and INSEAD.