Petra Stolba acquired valuable knowledge through her education at a technical High School followed by a certificate in Marketing and Sales at the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well a post-matric course on photography. She has also recieved a master's degree in communications, a doctorate in political science and a diploma in business administration (specializing in tourism).
In her work so far, she has gained extensive experience in the field of tourism and marketing as Head of Department at Niederösterreich Werbung GmbH in charge of tourism marketing and PR.
Between 1999 and 2004 she was head of the department for National Tourism Policy at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour Affairs (Directorat Tourism and Historic Buildings) and from 2004 to 2006 she was Secretary General at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Federal Division Tourism and Leisure Industries. Before becoming self-employed in 2022, she was CEO of the Austrian National Tourist Organization from 2006 to 2021.
Petra Stolba is a member of AIEST, the International Organisation of Scientific Experts in Tourism, and she shares her valuable knowledge and experiences as a lecturer at various universities and conferences in Austria and abroad. Since 2010, she has been a member of Future Mountain, the Alliance for Promoting the Development of Alpine Winter and Summer Tourism and has been appointed SDG Ambassador for Tourism.
Petra Stolba is proposed as an independent member of the Supervisory Board since she is not in business or employment with Valamar Riviera d.d.
She will contribute with her vast experience and expertise in the field of tourism and marketing, to the work of the Supervisory Board which, in its current term, will continue to be composed of top experts with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform the function of the Supervisory Board in accordance with the relevant regulations and acts of the Company.