Epson Europe has announced Boris Manev as its new Corporate Sustainability Director. This significant move aligns with the company’s intensified focus on sustainability and its goal to become carbon negative and eliminate the use of underground resources. This ambition forms a core part of Epson’s mid-term strategy and its vision for 2050.
Manev, who has been with Epson since 2011, initially came on board as an environmental specialist. His rise within the company saw him take on the role of Head of Sustainability and Government Affairs for Epson in the EMEAR region in 2018. Before joining Epson, Manev actively engaged in environmental advocacy. He worked with a Norwegian NGO promoting eco-friendly technologies across the European Union and also co-founded an environmental youth NGO in Macedonia, his home country, focusing on raising sustainability awareness among young people.
In discussing his new role, Manev expressed his enthusiasm for driving Epson’s sustainability transformation. He emphasized the company’s legacy of manufacturing energy-efficient and precise products and its recognition as a leader in sustainable technology. Manev looks forward to making Epson’s vision for 2050, which includes decarbonisation, a reality. He plans to highlight the sustainability aspects of Epson’s products and services.
Manev also praised the dedication and expertise of the Epson sustainability team. He is eager to leverage their collective skills to advance sustainable technology that benefits communities and societies across Europe. A key focus for him is demonstrating how profitability and sustainability can coexist and how short-term economic decisions can support long-term sustainability goals by integrating these concepts into business models and programs.
Manev holds a BA in International Economics and International Communications from the American University of Paris and an MSC in Environment and Resource Management from Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys traditional karate, crossfit, mountaineering, and other outdoor activities.