Veni Markovski started working on the Internet in September 1990 by becoming one of the first operators of a FidoNet Bulletin Board System in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia. By 1993 he had founded the second Internet Service Provider in the history of Bulgaria, which later became BOL.BG. In 1995, he founded the non-profit Internet Society of Bulgaria, of which he's currently chairman of the Board.
He has served on the Boards of ICANN, the Internet Society, CPSR, Sofia New Symphony Orchestra, and others. In 2003 he ran for mayor of Sofia. In 2006-2009 Veni Markovski supported the work of the Bulgarian State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications by advising its chairman on international ITC-related issues. He has also been expert to several Bulgarian Parliaments, and is among the contributors to different laws, among them the Telecommunications Act, the Penal Code (computer crimes chapter), the Electronic Document and Digital Signature Law, the Copyright Law, and others.
Mr. Markovski is graduate of the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ochridski" with a master of science degree in Law (1993). He has published in dozens of Bulgarian and foreign newspapers and magazines since 1984, and is a frequent presenter at IT- and cybersecurity-related conferences around the world.
Veni Markovski has extended knowledge of the Russian history and culture, as well as the cultures of the countries in the region he's responsible for within the ICANN's Global Partnership Program.