Ivan Cholakov

Ivan Cholakov

IT Director, VIVACOM

As IT director at Vivacom, Mr. Ivan Cholakov leads a team of more than 300 highly qualified IT professionals covering all areas of the information and communications technology business – from infrastructure, endpoint devices, and datacenters to software development for entirely new IT solutions. He possesses more than two decades of IT experience and over 10 years of hands-on IT management experience.


  • Application Portfolio Rationalization – Reorganization of entire portfolio to service-oriented architecture (SOA).
  • Internal Cloud Solutions – Virtualization of more than 85% of all servers, resulting in greater flexibility and faster time to market.
  • Business/Data Analytics – Effective management of huge volumes of information, enabling improved decision-making capabilities across the organization.

Organization Profile

Vivacom is the leading telecommunications company in Bulgaria and one of three mobile operators currently providing services in the country. From its beginnings as a legacy national state telco, Vivacom has evolved into the fastest growing telecom operator in the market. Vivacom's services include fixed telephony, ADSL, leased lines, mobile voice and data, fiber optics, IPTV, and satellite television.