Kremena Dervenkova

Position and Company: Executive Director | Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE)
Country: Bulgaria

Kremena Dervenkova is an Executive Director at Association of the Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE) – an active community of over 300 young professionals and entrepreneurs who develop projects towards driving the positive change in Bulgaria. Their portfolio includes a mentorship program for high-school students, an early stage entrepreneurship program for university students and young professional, a course in doing business for real-economy businesses, a startup competition awarding the best startups and ecosystem players in Bulgaria each year.

Kremena is an International Business graduate with 5 years of experience in the hospitality industry (sales, events management and finance) and 2 years being the community manager of ABLE, before appointed the position of Executive Director.

Particularly passionate about finding solutions for development of sustainable and eco-friendly food systems, Kremena has been promoting the practice of eating insects (a.k.a. entomophagy) for almost 4 years now, organising events with presentation and edible insect tasting, talking about the reasons why people need to incorporate insects into their diets in order to help fighting climate change.