Zagreb, 18 August 2015
Maria Anargyrou-Nikolić appointed new General Manager of Coca-Cola HBC Croatia
Coca-Cola HBC Croatia is pleased to announce Maria Anargyrou-Nikolić as the new General Manager, effective August 1. In her new capacity, Ms. Anargyrou-Nikolić will oversee the business unit operations which include Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Garnering valuable expertise from different industries, she brings to the company a wealth of experience, passion and leadership, joining the team from her most recent position as Commercial Manager for Coca-Cola HBC Serbia and Montenegro where she held the role since 2013. Prior to joining Coca-Cola HBC Serbia and Montenegro team in 2010, she held the position of Regional Marketing Manager at Nestle Ice Cream, Greece and Balkans, and her experience also includes marketing management roles in Greek and multinational companies.
Ms. Anargyrou-Nikolić, a native of Greece, values the excellence, continuous learning and improvement, and is strongly committed to mentoring of young talents. During her tenure, Coca-Cola HBC Serbia and Montenegro grew its top-line and all product categories, as well as strengthened its leading market position. In 2013 she received Business Lady of the Year award for marketing innovations, the award granted by the Serbian Economic journalists’ club. She is also engaged in the community, and dedicated to implementation of corporate social responsibility projects.
Commenting on her new role, Ms. Anargyrou-Nikolić says: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Coca-Cola HBC Croatia. Croatia is a developed, demanding and challenging market, but I am confident that we will remain successful through our continuous and strong commitment to sustainable development and growth. We will continue fostering an open and inclusive work environment as one of the top employers, setting and raising corporate social responsibility and sustainability standards, and contributing to the socio-economic development, as an important part of Croatian society and economy.”
Ms. Anargyrou-Nikolić holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Greek University of Economics in Piraeus and an MBA degree, from Athens Laboratory of Business Administration.
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