Veronika Pountcheva

Global Director Corporate Responsibility & Senior Vice President, METRO AG, Germany

As Global Director Corporate Responsibility and Senior Vice President of METRO AG, Sofia-born Veronika Pountcheva heads the sustainability strategy of the international wholesale and food specialist. Veronika has more than 20 years of experience in wholesale, being Managing Director of various METRO companies. She is an acting Co-Chair of the Sustainability Pillar of the Consumer Goods Forum and serves at the board of amfori BSCI. Veronika is passionate about environmental and societal change, hence she works on building strong partnerships with business partners, investor community and NGOs for sustainable societal and environmental transformation. She supports food innovation as startup business angel. Furthermore, as an advisory board member of LEAD Network she advocates for diversity in the consumer goods and retail sectors.