Jurgita Šlekytė Named New CEO Of Maxima Grupė And Franmax
Jurgita Šlekytė has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Maxima Grupė UAB and Franmax UAB.
She will replace Andris Vilcmeiers, who has decided to leave the company, having led the firm for five years.
Commenting on the appointment, the CEO of Vilniaus Prekyba UAB, Mantas Kuncaitis, said, “Today Maxima and its employees are on the front line of the battle with the virus. Andris [Vilcmeiers] successfully took over the lead at Maxima Grupė, but we realise that managing the company from another country is not the most suitable solution at this critical time.
“I have no doubt that while facing a difficult situation, Jurgita Šlekytė will ensure optimal work throughout the group of companies.”
Šlekytė is an experienced professional who has been a part of the Maxima Grupė since 2008.
She has held several top positions in the organisation and served as a member of the supervisory board of Maxima Grupė, head of Franmax, and a member of the board of Vilniaus Prekyba.
She holds a degree in law from Vilnius University and acquired an executive master of business administration degree from the Baltic Management Institute (BMI).
Šlekytė commented, “Today, as never before, we need to react in an instant to take care of our employees and meet our customers’ growing expectations. I understand the importance of this situation and am grateful for the trust that is being shown to me.”
Šlekytė will also be a member of Maxima Grupė’s board, which has named Maxima LT CEO, Jolanta Bivainytė as its chairperson.
Petar Pavlov, the CEO of Maxima Bulgaria EOOD, will also join the board, the company added.
Other members of the board include Arūnas Zimnickas, Viktors Troicins, Edvinas Volkas, and Vitalij Rakovski.
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