Neven Dilkov
CEO at Neterra


Neven Dilkov is an European entrepreneur with a proven track record in the IT and telecommunications industry. With over 30 years of experience in the field, he has founded and led numerous successful businesses, including the global telecommunications company Neterra, where he serves as a CEO. As a respected member of the Forbes Business Council, the ITW Global Leaders' Forum, and a Chairman of the Board of Directors of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ecta), Neven Dilkov is recognized for his expertise and leadership in the telecommunications industry. His contributions have been acknowledged with the prestigious 'Businessman of Influence' award at B2B Media's annual Leaders of Influence Awards in 2023. Beyond Neterra, Neven Dilkov's entrepreneurial endeavors extend to the global Internet exchange platform NetIX, which he founded and owns. He has also been instrumental in developing and expanding numerous other large-scale business ventures, such as Sofia Data Center, Neterra.Cloud, NetFleet, and Neterra.TV. Neven Dilkov's academic background is equally impressive. He studied computer science both at Tsinghua University in China and Sofia Technical University in Bulgaria. He earnedhis Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College in the United States. Actively involved in the Bulgarian startup scene and a regular mentor to young entrepreneurs, Neven Dilkov is an advocate for innovation and entrepreneurship. He serves as a mentor at, a Euro Seed & Acceleration fund that invests in promising startup companies. Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Bulgarian, Neven Dilkov maintains a global reach and an ability to connect with stakeholders across diverse cultures and markets. As a visionary leader and a driving force in the IT and telecommunications industry, Neven continues to make significant contributions to the future of technology and innovation.