Angel Kelchev serves as Head of Corporate Development at Orbise, an Estonian company looking to provide a seamless transition for consumers to blockchain-powered financial services. Orbise is an investment company of the Management Financial Group (“MFG”), a regional leader in financial services, and has offices in the United States and Bulgaria.
He also serves as CEO of Centroida, an AI-as-a-Service company focused on computer vision and NLP, and CEO at Cevian Software, a blockchain-centric company that develops end-to-end solutions for businesses. He is also the founder of ASK Equity, a boutique corporate advisory and investment firm based out of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Angel has 12+ years of M&A and business development experience both in the United States (Union Square Advisors, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley) and in Bulgaria (ASK Equity, Endeavor, Ernst & Young, Entrea Capital). He has previously advised US and Bulgarian companies from the ICT, industrial manufacturing, consumer electronics, semiconductor, FMCG, home entertainment, finance, traditional and online retail, agriculture and other sectors (e.g., sell-side M&A advisory, buy-side M&A advisory, equity and debt capital raising, Board advisory, etc.).
Angel graduated from Stanford University with a BA in Economics and received an MPA degree with a focus on public-private partnerships from The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is fluent in English and Bulgarian.