DSK Bank’s Management Board Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Marinova has been DSK Bank’s CEO since 2005. With 48 years of professional experience at DSK Bank, she is the epitome of a career model, staring at the bottom as a front desk officer and climbing all the way up to a CEO position. Under her management DSK Bank has transformed into a modern bank, an undisputed leader in retail banking, a leader in trust and the best employer according to Bulgarian students. After the acquisition of Societe Generale Expressbank by DSK Bank, in 2019 Ms. Marinova was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the new integrated bank.
In 2005 Ms. Marinova was awarded the prestigious Hungarian Andras Fay award for the exceptionally high results achieved by DSK Bank during the implementation of OTP Bank’s transformation program after DSK Bank’s privatization in 2003. Violina Marinova is Chairperson of the Managing Board of Atanas Bourov Foundation and Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria. Winner of many prestigious national and international awards.
In 2013 Ms. Marinova was voted Manager of the Year in the Manager of the Year competition of Manager magazine. A bank leader and a visionary, on account of her exceptional contribution to the building and preservation of trust in Bulgarian financial institutions, markets and services, in 2013 Violina Marinova became the first and only banker to date to have received the highest national award – Stara Planina Order, first degree. In 2014 DSK Bank’s CEO was awarded Hungarian Gold Cross for Merits in acknowledgement of her support for the Bulgarian-Hungarian cultural exchange.