Yordan Bozhilov is the founder and Director of the Sofia Security Forum. He is former Deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria. He has been a career government official in the Ministry of Defence, holding various positions in the period between 1992 – 2013, including Head of the International Organisations and Arms Control Department, Director for International Cooperation, Deputy Director for Security and Defence Policy, and Head of the Political Cabinet of the Minister of Defence. He also served as a defense and security adviser to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Yordan Bozhilov is a lecturer at the Sofia University. His papers on the European defence, Black Sea security and other topics has been published in Bulgaria and abroad.