Postbank Executive Director Petia Dimitrova received a special award for prominent professional success as alumnus of the UK University of Sheffield. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented by the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield to former graduates of the University and Mrs Dimitrova accepted the award at an official graduation ceremony in Thessaloniki on November 26, 2011.
In 2006 Ms Dimitrova obtained Sheffield highest managers' degree - Executive MBA at CITY College, the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield.
„I am very happy to receive such an award, for me it is a great recognition. My studies at the International Faulty of Sheffield University were a decisive factor for my successful career. The university's team is strongly devoted to the educational process and I feel that it has left a deep mark in my life. I hope that more Bulgarians will choose prestigious universities and pursue higher education. In my opinion one can find the key to both personal and professional success in quality higher education", said Mrs Dimitrova.
Petia Dimitrova has vast experience in the fields of banking and finance. Mrs. Dimitrova started her career in 1996. She joined the team of Postbank in 2003 as chief financial officer and in 2005 she was appointed Procurator of the Bank. In 2007 she was appointed Executive Director and Member of MB of DZI Bank and after the merger of DZI Bank and Postbank she became Executive Director of the new legal entity. In 2007 Mrs. Dimitrova was elected Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee in the Association of Banks in Bulgaria. In January 2009 she was elected Chairperson of the Supervisory Council of Audit Bureau of Circulations - Bulgaria, in February 2009 she was admitted as a Fellow Member of the Chartered Management Institute, UK. In 2011 Mrs. Dimitrova was elected Member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria. She is also a Member of the Committee for Financial Services of the CEIBG and the Club of the Financial Directors in Bulgaria.
In 2009 Petia Dimitrova received the grand prize in the Bulgarian annual contest for young managers „Next generation" and in 2010 she has been designated as Businesswoman of the Year for Bulgaria.
The University of Sheffield is ranked amongst the most prestigious universities worldwide. It was named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards for its many imaginative and innovative initiatives as well as exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance.