Petko was one of the founders of PharmDedict back in 2007. He is among the few Bulgarian professionals with legal background focused on healthcare and pharmaceutical business. He has 16 years of experience in the field: starting as an in-house counsel for one of the major local pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesaler and then working in the consultancy business for more than 10 years. Thus, Petko knows the pharmaceutical and pharma-related industries from various perspectives, which allows him also to understand the business processes beyond the regulatory framework. This is especially useful in the market entry process. Petko is experienced in leading negotiations in the international environment which include legal issues, as well as commercial terms and conditions. Project management and strategic planning have also been part of his work.
He has knowledge of the regulatory framework, at national and EU level, and the contractual relations concerning medicinal products in the areas of product licensing, contract manufac- turing, pre-wholesale and wholesale distribution, marketing and advertising of RX products, market access (including pricing & reimbursement), regulatory and pharmacovigilance issues, legal and trade representation.