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Coca-Cola HBC Appoints New CEO Following Death Of Dimitris Lois

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company has announced the appointment of Zoran Bogdanovic as the company's new chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Bogdanovic succeeds Dimitris Lois, who passed away in October.

He is currently a region director, responsible for operations in 12 countries, and has been a member of Coca-Cola HBC's operating committee since 2013.

He joined the company in 1996, and has held a number of senior leadership positions, including managing the group's operations in Croatia, Switzerland and Greece.

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In addition to his position as CEO, Bogdanovic will also be nominated as an executive board director at the next general meeting of shareholders.

“Following a thorough process and benchmarking exercise, the board is delighted to announce Zoran’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer," said Anastassis David, chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC.

"Zoran has a track record of delivering results in diverse markets across our territories. His ability to bring out the best in people and apply innovative thinking to new challenges make him the ideal choice to lead Coca‑Cola HBC through its growth era.“

The bottling group recorded volume growth of 3.4% in the third quarter of the year, with improvements seen across all of its regional markets.

Coca-Cola HBC is a leading bottler of the Coca-Cola Company, with operations in 28 countries, and an annual sales volume of more than two billion unit cases.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Sarah Harford. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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