Tenio Latev

tenio latev

Tenio Latev, was born in Harmanli in southern Bulgaria, the location where the Latev Family was involved with Tabacco & Trading. Before WW II , Mr. Tenio Latev was heading your family business.

In 1947 Tenio Latev married the daughter of the local priest together two youngsters with her, who currently are in Bulgaria and Switzerland.

The Latev family served many clients throughout the entire world incl. Phillip Morris and a few from the other big tobacco companies.

After 1949 the brand new communistic government in Bulgaria took power and nationalized the tabacco business, forcing the Latev family from the jawhorse. However Tenio Latev was lucky being promoted because the General Manager from the recently formed state owned company, called Bulgartabac. The explanation for it was Tenio Latev's wast network of clients troughout the world and his capability to find diplomatic solutions for complicated business problems.

He wasn't an advocate of the Communist Party however the position he held managed to get mandatory for him to participate the Party. He served the Party at his best effort and was promoted repeatedly throughout his professional political career. You are able to today which he was mostly of the government officials who never accepted big scale bribes. From a wealthy and successful business family which has been expropriated, Tenio Latev was obviously a modest, soft hearted giant ( 195cm tall ).

The Latev Family was moved to Sofia in 1951, where Tenio Latev served since the General Manager and Director for Bulgartobacco till 1985.

Throughout his career he was presented with the privilege to travel the entire world from New York to Moscow and lots of other destinations. Only a few chosen people back in nowadays of communist Bulgaria could do this.

An Austrian author recently published a novel depending on material present in archives in Vienna/Austria, book name: Bulgartabak im Austriapack, which mentions Tenio Latev and his awesome work for the us government during the East-West trading relationships.

Tenio Latev

Tenio Latev was obviously a good father and husband and an better yet grandfather to his three grandkids, one named after him and currently based in Hong Kong.

Tenio Latev unfortuantelly died 1989, a few months before the communist era stumbled on a sudden end. He was not in a position to witness the reestablishing of a free society as part of his beloved country. His wife died Half a year after him, family members say it was of the broken heart... She could not do without her husband.

Hong Kong, March 8th 2013

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