Veronika PountchevaSVP Corporate Responsibility
Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President of METRO AG was born at Bulgaria’s capital Sofia.
Veronika studied at the Technical University and the National School of Economics of her hometown receiving a Master of Science and Master of Business Economics.
Pursuing her academic career, she went to INSEAD, London Business School and Cambridge University where she completed various postgraduate programs.
Veronika started her professional career in engineering in 1988 at Vitosha Textile Company. After gaining first experiences in the textile industry, she changed to the chemical industry working for BASF Bulgaria in different representative positions from 1992 to 1998.
Since 1998 Veronika works for METRO and was holding various management positions in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Serbia and Germany in Buying, Operations, Supply Chain and General Management.Thereby she gained experience in expansion, turnarounds and restructuring. In 2015 she returned to her home country Bulgaria where she worked as Managing Director of METRO Cash & Carry Bulgaria before taking over her current position as Global Director Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President. Besides, Veronika is a passionate start up Mentor and Advocate for Diversity in her role as LEAD Advisory Board Member.