Fragments of the Life and Works of the Founder of Academic Education in Insurance in Bulgaria
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The aim of the article is to commemorate and pay tribute to the renowned scientist and practitioner Prof. Veleslav Gavriyski, DSc. It highlights the most significant facts and events from his biography outlining his extensive studies in prestigious universities in the country and abroad and emphasizing his role as a co-founder and the first head of the only insurance department in Bulgaria. Moreover, it describes Prof. Gavriyski’s role as a pioneer in the fields of theory (economics) of insurance, reinsurance and insurance law in Bulgaria with his remarkable contribution to the writing of the first fundamental university textbooks and manuals in these fields. In 1996, Prof. Veleslav Gavriyski, DSc Foundation was established in acknow-ledgement of the contribution and support of this remarkable scientist for the development of the national insurance and social security sectors in the country.