Veronika Pountcheva of METRO AG takes over the helm of LEAD Network Advisory Board

Veronika Pountcheva, Global Director Corporate Responsibility, Senior Vice President, METRO AG, is taking on the role of Chair of LEAD Network Advisory Board. Veronika takes over from Helayne Angelus, Co-Founder of the LEAD Network, who says, “Veronika embodies all that LEAD Network stands for - passion for Diversity & Inclusion, courage, retail expertise, global experience, and a history of supporting other women in the Industry. Veronika has been an integral champion of the LEAD success story. Her commitment to our Mission and Values has been extraordinary. “ 

Veronika takes on this new role as a driver of change. She says, “2020 is a very unusual year and massive year for the equality cause. We don´t have an equal world at the moment, and I am both excited and honored to take my new role as chairperson of the LEAD Advisory Board. We have achieved a lot in our short history, and we are ambitious to continue building the case for women representation at the table of power in our businesses. I see the driving will for change from companies and members. I´ll do my best – together with the wonderful team of LEAD, our Advisory Board, and our volunteers - to further support our industry transformation into a more inclusive and diverse place. It´s so exciting to see our members achieving more and growing through the power of LEAD Network!”  


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