LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Ivan Dimov

Ivan Dimov is the Founder and Chairman of Single Step Foundation, whose mission is to support, motivate and empower LGBTI youth and their parents in Bulgaria. Ivan is also the CEO of Single Step Ltd, the social enterprise of Single Step Foundation, which owns and operates The Steps, the only LGBTI community center in the country.

He returned to his native Bulgaria in order to establish Single Step Foundation in 2016. His prior professional career is in the field of finance: as an investment banker and private equity investor in New York and Sydney, Australia, in the media, telecommunications and technology sectors.

He is also a co-founder and board member of the Bulgaria Innovation Hub in San Francisco, which provides a two-way bridge between the Bulgarian technology ecosystem and Silicon Valley. 

Ivan is a keen marathon runner, CrossFitter, world traveler and a firm believer in social entrepreneurship.