Renata Pankova

With over 22 years of experience in the global beer industry, I am a seasoned and passionate leader who drives growth, innovation, and excellence. My core competencies include identifying new opportunities, sales and marketing, business development, and strategy. As the Global Sales Director and Board Member at Budweiser Budvar, I am responsible for expanding and developing the activities of the Czech national brewer beyond its country of origin, while staying true to its heritage, quality, and authenticity.

In my current role, I lead a step change in the export business, overseeing a network of over 80 markets and managing a team of 100 people. I have a strong track record of delivering results, achieving double-digit growth in volume and revenue, securing global contracts and partnerships, launching and developing new products and brands. I also leverage my legal and international business background to navigate complex regulatory and trade environments, and to build trust and rapport with diverse stakeholders. I am always eager to learn, grow, and challenge myself, and to share my insights and expertise with others.