Athens, Greece – 30 March 2007 – Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. (Coca‑Cola HBC, CCHBC) announces the appointment of Dimitris Lois to the newly created position of Executive Advisor to Doros Constantinou.
Dimitris will be responsible for special projects of a strategic nature and will be a member of CCHBC’s Operating Committee.
Dimitris, joins CCHBC from Frigoglass SA, a global manufacturer of commercial refrigerators and packaging products primarily for the beverage industry, where he served as Managing Director and executive member of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, Frigoglass became the world leader in providing Ice-Cold Merchandising solutions by extending its geographical footprint to 16 countries, expanding its customer base and consolidating its core strengths.
Dimitris joined Frigoglass in 1997, as the General Manager of the STIND S.A. glass plant in Bulgaria later becoming Country manager for Bulgaria. In 2000, he was appointed Commercial Refrigeration Director, and in 2001, following Frigoglass’s acquisition of the Norcool Group and Husky, he was appointed Director of the newly created Cool Division. During his tenure, the acquired operations were successfully integrated, creating a global leader in the Ice-Cold Merchandising segment. Dimitris started his career in 1988 at Grecian Magnesite SA, one of the leading European Magnesite operations where he held various managerial posts including that of Business Development Manager. Dimitris is 46 years old and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (BSc.) and North Eastern University (MSc.). He is married to Mari and they have 2 daughters.
Mr Doros Constantinou, Managing Director of Coca‑Cola HBC said, “We are delighted that Dimitris has decided to join CCHBC. His experience and proven leadership skills add considerably to the strength of CCHBC’s existing executive team. I am convinced that his knowledge of our business and the global beverage industry together with his international experience and skills will add significant value to our company as we continue to execute our strategy”.
Coca‑Cola HBC is one of the world's largest bottlers of products of The Coca‑Cola Company and has operations in 28 countries serving a population of approximately 540 million people. CCHBC shares are listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: EEEK), with secondary listings on the London (LSE: CCB) and Australian (ASX: CHB) Stock Exchanges. CCHBC’s American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CCH).
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