Victoria Petrova has over 25 years of professional experience gained both in private and public sector.
Currently, she is Advisor for SME dimension in industrial sectors, with the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME department of the European Commission, Directorate for Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value-Chains.
She has been previously serving as public official, first with the EC department for Agriculture and Rural development as responsible for the strategic communication on post- 2013 reform of the Common Agriculture Policy, and later took the lead for a policy coordination unit on Small Business issues, including microeconomic statistics, international regulatory dialogues, public procurement, standardisation and better regulation with Directorate general for Enterprises and Industry.
Her private sector experience was mainly gained in the services sectors, such as data and telecommunication, audio-visual and higher education. In the latter she has been responsible for professional orientation of Master degree students in Higher education institutions in France, but also lead on Corporate Social Responsibility issues.
She holds a specialised MBA in International Trade and Marketing, a research Master degree in social sciences, as well as Master degrees in Eastern languages and Oriental studies, History and Economics.