Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV)
Ramona Pop is the Executive Director of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband - vzbv) since July 2022. She represents vzbv in and out of court and is in charge of its operational business. Ramona Pop advocates for strong consumer rights in direct exchange with ministers, members of parliament, associations and other policy makers and represents vzbv in public, at events or in political discussions. Born 1977 in Timisoara, Romania, Ramona Pop holds a diploma in political science. After having finished her studies at Wilhelms-Universität Münster and Freie Universität Berlin she was elected member of the Berlin House of Representatives for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen since 2001. From 2009 until 2016 she served as chairperson to her party’s parliamentary group. 2016 she became deputy Mayor of Berlin and Senator for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises. In this capacity, Ramona Pop also chaired the supervisory boards of Berlin’s public sector companies Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (Transport Company), Berliner Stadtreinigung (Waste Management), Berliner Wasserbetriebe (Water/ Wastewater Utility) and IBB (Business Development Bank). In addition she was part of the supervisory board of Messe Berlin and Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.
The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband – vzbv) is the strong voice of all consumers in Germany – independent of their origin or living conditions. vzbv is advocating for a just and sustainable society and economy, where policy-making focuses on people’s needs. As the umbrella organisation for the 16 German consumer associations, one in each of Germany’s federal states, and for 27 other member organisations, vzbv channels the strengths of its members to promote strong consumer protection. Our work is backed by a number of individuals and nine organisations who are supporting members.