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AFME European Sustainable Finance Conference
22-23 May 2024
Leonardo Royal Hotel AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Veronika Pountcheva
Member, ISSB at IFRS Foundation


Veronika Pountcheva was appointed as a full-time member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in August 2022, effective 1 October 2022.

Prior to her appointment, Ms Pountcheva served as Senior Vice President of corporate responsibility of METRO AG and Co-chief Executive Officer of NX Food, with responsibility for developing the company’s long-term sustainability strategy. She previously held leadership roles at METRO in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Germany and Serbia. Ms Pountcheva also chaired initiatives at the Consumer Goods Forum and Leading Executives Advancing Diversity.

Ms Pountcheva holds a Master’s of Economics from the University of National and World Economy in Sofia and a Master’s of Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry from the Technical University of Sofia.

Agenda Sessions

  • KEYNOTE: A global baseline: Consistent sustainability-related disclosure through ISSB Standards

  • Progress and challenges in corporate sustainability reporting