Stanoi Ionev was born on 8.10.1923 in the village of Groznatovtsi, Bosilegrad. He completed Grammar School in Sofia. Then he studied construction engineering in Varna University and worked as an assistant professor it it from 1951 to 1954 /till the department was closed/. From 1954 to 1956 he was Head of the Housebuilding Plant in Varna, from 1956 to 1966 - chief engineer and head of the plan building company in Devnya.
In 1966-1971 he was Deputy Chairman of Varna PPC, responsible of construction.
He was Mayor of Varna from 1971 to 1979. He was responsible for the construction of the Sports Hall, the first subways in Varna, the Asparuhovo Bridge, the Cherno More Hotel, the reconstruction of the central square, the circular road, started the construction of the Festival Complex.
In 1979-1984 he headed the Construction & Architecture Department of the Central Committee of BCP in Sofia. In 1984-1987 he was Deputy Minister of Territorial Development and Construction, responsible for the construction of a number of national sites. He died in Varna on 29.01.1996.