Atanas Tchobanov, Bulgaria, is the Editor-in-chief of Bulgarian investigative website, exposing the state-mafia nexus in Bulgaria since 2010 and has been a member of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) since 2012.

A former member of the board of OCCRP from 2016-2018, Tchobanov holds a PhD in computational linguistics from Paris Ouest University.

Tchobanov is also interested in big data harvesting and exploring, forensic methods, and encryption techniques for protecting communications and journalistic sources.

He is a co-recipient of the Serbian National Award for Investigative Reporting 2015 and 2016 and Global Shining Light Award Certificate of Excellence 2017 and 2018.