Antonella Mei-Pochtler

Special Advisor to the Austrian Chancellor, Austria

Antonella Mei-Pochtler is the lead independent director of Generali Group and senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She was one of its senior leaders based in its Vienna office until the end of 2017. She is the former special advisor to the Austrian chancellor and head of ThinkAustria. Her other activities focus on board positions (j.A. Benckiser SE from 2005 - 2011, PPCapital from 2007 - 2014, Wolford AG from 2013 -2017, Westwing AG from 2018) and not-for-profit organizations in the data-driven health and education areas (DKMS, Teach for All). She is also a co-initiator of BCG's educational initiative business@school, for which she received the Freedom and Responsibility Award from the German government in 2002, and the co-founder of the German Phorms school network. In 2008, she was voted one of the world's 10 best consultants by Consulting Magazine and in 2013 she was awarded its lifetime leadership award. Antonella was recently voted one of the 25 female CEO candidates of a DAX company. Antonella is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.

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