Zoya Paunova has a Master degree in Pharmacy and has attended business education courses in Yale, INSEAD, specialized programs in Britain, Sweden and USA.
Zoya Paunova has more than 20 years experience in Pharmacy. Starting her career as Manager of Tablet Production Department in Pharmacia Dupnitza, than as Area Import Manager in Pharmachim. She joined ICI in 1992 and was appointed Country Director of AstraZeneca Bulgaria after the merger of Swedish Astra and British Zeneca in 2000.
Zoya Paunova is a Deputy Chairman of ARpharM and Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Bulgaria, Board member of the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria, member of the Experts Council of Teach for Bulgaria.