Neli Ovcharova, BA MBA

Neli Ovcharova, BA MBA is Research Associate at the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainable Strategy (IBES).

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the American University in Bulgaria with a major in Business Administration and two minors in Philosophy and Anthropology, and her Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Sofia University. In addition, she participated in the trilingual certificate program in International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.



As part of her Master’s thesis, she investigated the emergence of innovative and sustainable business models that enable the energy transition.

Project collaboration

Neli Ovcharova is a team member of the project “Competence Team for Corporate Sustainability” sponsored by the City of Vienna.

Further occupations

In the last five years, she has worked in the public sector. Her specialization has been sustainable energy management.

Specialization and Competence

Areas of Specialization

  • Sustainable Energy Management
  • Strategic Development and Innovations

Areas of Competence

  • Business Ethics
  • Qualitative Research Methods