ACE Thematic Group Coordinators


We are pleased to announce the mandates of our coordinators of ACE Thematic Groups on Communication, Membership, and Advocacy.


The ACE Thematic Group on Communication will now be coordinated by Daniel Kiryakov, Communications and Public Affairs Manager at AmCham Bulgaria. Mart D. Buh, Chief Experience Officer at AmCham Slovenia, will take over as the new leader of the ACE Thematic Group on Membership, while Stefano Marmo, Senior Policy Manager at AmCham EU will remain in charge of the ACE Thematic Group on Advocacy.

Learn about our coordinators’ interests, favorite moments, and more.

  1. How long have you been with your AmCham?

Stefano: I joined AmCham EU in October 2016, so a little over 5 years – time flies!
Daniel: I was invited to join in early 2018.
Mart:  I joined the team of AmCham Slovenia in May 2020, but I’ve been with the organization much longer – since 2014 when a company I own became a member.

  1. What is a favorite moment in your career so far?

Stefano: Brussels Briefing 2017, my first introduction to the AmChams family.
Daniel: I had some success stories prior to joining AmCham which were related to CSR, corporate communication. But in AmCham, my favorite moments are related to the great network, bright people I meet every day, and the satisfaction that together we are doing something meaningful for the business climate and for a long-lasting positive change.
Mart: A favorite moment in my career so far must be every single time I decided to gamble on an unconventional move jobwise and won in the end.

  1. What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Stefano: I can solve the Rubik’s cube in under a minute.
Daniel: You can rely on me and I’m the one that can be trusted.
Mart: I know every Guns N’ Roses song by heart.

  1. What was your childhood dream job?

Stefano: To become a professional basketball player in the NBA.
Daniel: I wanted to be an airplane pilot.
Mart: Filmmaker.

  1. Guilty pleasures: what can you not live without?

Stefano: A fine bottle of Barolo.
Daniel: Sleep, truth, and respect.
Mart: Chocolate, ice cream, chocolate ice cream, and the kind of humor not everyone understands, likes or thinks is funny.

  1. If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

Stefano: Probably Jep Gambardella from the movie ‘La Grande Bellezza’.
Daniel: Ikarus with a wisdom about the sun heat.
Mart: Randle McMurphy from Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

  1. Describe yourself in three words.

Stefano: Loyal, dedicated, fun.
Daniel: Good, jolly, hard worker.
Mart: An acquired taste.

We wish everyone successful mandates as leaders of ACE Thematic Groups.