Sebastian Rennack covers the CEE & SEE country markets at Lebensmittel Zeitung (LZ), the leading German weekly publication for the FMCG and food retail sector.
As a German expatriate who has been working and living for more than 15 years in the region, he provides deep market insights that combine strategic perspective, analytical data and practical shop-floor experience.
Sebastian held various retail operations and project management roles for Metro Group and Schwarz Group in Poland, Russia and Ukraine. With his market expertise he contributed to organisational build-up and the development of national sales concepts, for big box as well as for discounting formats.
Sebastian obtained his master degree in Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) at the University of Passau and also studied at the State University of Management in Moscow.
Ivan is the man behind the online supermarket eBag.bg and since he launched it he has been developing the online sales of fast moving consumer goods.
Before the launch he has been part of the management of one of the big digital agencies. During his 6 years at the agency he managed to grow its turnover and team over 10 times.
Petar Ganev is senior research fellow at the Institute for Market Economics (IME) in Sofia. His interests are in the fields of growth and the business cycle, fiscal policy and the role of government, free markets and inequality. He is also studying the history of the Austrian School of Economics.
Ganev served as Chairman of the Board of the Bulgarian Macroeconomics Association in 2016-2017. He is an author of numerous articles in Bulgarian media and is also responsible for the educational initiatives of IME.