First Balkan e-Academy for e-marketing and e-commerce Opens

Sofia, Bulgaria, June 27, 2008 --( IT companies ( of Bulgaria and Netbridge ( of Romania, together with AII Data Processing (, a provider of information services and business solutions have set up the first centre for professional education in e-marketing and e-commerce on the Balkans, named e-Academy.

“Our idea is to provide education relevant to the dynamically developing technological environment,” said Mr Plamen Russev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of e-Academy. “The project is targeted at business customers and major companies in the IT sector.” e-Academy will create a bank of trained specialists in the field of e-marketing and e-commerce. According to Russev, IT companies on the Balkans have to cope with the same problem: the lack of experienced and skilled developers and specialists.

The e-Academy training programmes will cover topics ranging from e-marketing, to e-business consulting, e-commerce, programming, web design, creating digital content and e-PR. The first training sessions will take place in Bulgaria, but the founders of e-Academy plan to expand across southeastern Europe (SEE).

e-Academy will open in July 2008 with training courses in e-marketing and e-commerce. In the following academic year e-Academy will start semester-based courses for high-school graduates looking for professional development in the IT sector. e-Academy is in the process of establishing partnerships with universities and educational centres in the SEE region. e-Academy will seek to partner with the major SEE companies that want to set up employee scholarship schemes to plan and train their human resources.

Plamen Russev, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Tel. +359 52 611 600, email:
Ilia Krustev, Managing Partner
Tel. +359 2 9376 388, email:

About the e-Academy’s founders ( is established in 1999 by leading creative IT professionals in Bulgaria. and is rapidly recognized as one of the premier new media IT and creative studios working for 4 governments, hundreds of commercial and tens of non-governmental organization. The company is specialized in e-marketing solutions, e-brands design and management and possesses know-how based on 4 different markets through its offices in London, Zurich, Prague and Varna.

Netbridge ( is the generic name for Internet investments made by NCH (New Century Holding) in Romania. Netbridge is a group of companies, all active in Internet Business, an investment started 8 years ago that holds the majority of the Romanian Internet market. Major Companies: Netbridge Investment, managing the biggest online AdNetwork;, with 40% coverage of the Romanian Market; Netbridge Development, managing the measurement of Internet Traffic;, 80% of all Romanian Websites; Active Soft, the biggest online publisher in Romania, with 15% of the market; Vodanet, publisher, 12% of the market; iMedia, publisher, 11% of the market.

AII Data Processing Ltd. ( is a major outsourcing provider and business information company, set up in 1999 with information indexing and news writing as its core activities. AII Data Processing Ltd. is focused on boutique business process outsourcing, data processing and business services, including credit management, telesales and telemarketing and information and editorial operations outsourcing. AII Data Processing Ltd. is a high-quality, comprehensive and reliable business information provider. The company creates, manages and distributes business news and information worldwide as well as provides a wide range of research & consultancy services from comprehensive researches and market analysis to company and industry profile databases. AII Data Processing Ltd. publishes SeeNews (, a provider of business information from the region of South East Europe.

Marina Marchovska