Veronika Pountcheva

Veronika Pountcheva

Chair, Advisory Board LEAD Network, Global Director Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President METRO AG / Managing Director NX-Food

Due to her many years of experience, Veronika is Global Director, Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President of METRO Group since October 2016.

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 Engineering and a Master of Business Economics.

Pursuing her academic career, she went to London Business School 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 C&C and got to know the company very well by holding various positions in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Serbia and Germany.

In Bulgaria she worked as Buyer Detergents & Cosmetics and as Senior Buyer Food until 2004.Veronika then became Food Buying Director and Member of the Management Board in Ukraine for four years and worked as Managing Director in Serbia from 2008 to 2012. In Germany, she was Member of the Management Board and Managing Director C+C Schaper from 2012 to 2015.

In 2015 she returned to her home country Bulgaria where she worked as Managing Director of METRO C&C Bulgaria until last year.