Nikos Kalaitzidakis, General Manager of Coca‑Cola HBC Polska, received the prestigious Vector 2015 award for embedding corporate social responsibility into overall company strategy, as well as for the consistent and effective implementation of this strategy by him and his team.

This award recognises Nikos as a leader who sets the standards for others to follow. The judges stressed that, under his leadership, Coca‑Cola HBC Polska visibly cares for its employees, consumers, customers and suppliers, as well as for the environment.

To receive this award is a privilege, an honour – but also an obligation. An obligation to develop our business the best way we can for the benefit of everyone: our people, our clients and Polish community. Nikos Kalaitzidakis, General Manager of Coca‑Cola HBC Polska

The award was presented to Nikos by the President and Vice-President of the Employers of Poland  during a gala of business on 16 January 2016.

About the awards

Vectors have been awarded since 2002 to those who make extraordinary contributions to the Polish economy and create a climate conducive to the growth of entrepreneurship. Winners have included distinguished figures from the worlds of politics, culture, academia and the media, as well as individuals and institutions that act as trailblazers and role models, creating innovative solutions valuable not only for the Polish economy, but also for society. 

Vector laureates from previous years include Polish Presidents and Prime Ministers, as well as chief executives of companies operating in Poland.

Employers of Poland is the oldest, the largest and the most representative employer organisation in the country. The organisation comprises an association of entrepreneurs from 10,000 companies employing about 5 million people. It has accompanied Poland’s political and economic transformation from the very beginning, since 1989, representing the interests of entrepreneurs in all sectors and business.