Coca‑Cola HBC Magyarország Kft. appoints new general manager

László Békefi returns to Hungary to take over the helm at Hungary’s Beverage Leader.
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Dunaharaszti, Hungary, 25th of April 2019. After 5 years of leading Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary its General Manager, Minas Agelidis has been appointed as member of the Operating Committee and Regional Director for a group of Central and Northern-European countries – including Hungary – with the effect of April 1st 2019. Mr. Agelidis leaves behind a company in constant and exponential growth in revenue and volume, and hands over a legacy of a company that has evolved into a production hub for many countries within Coca‑Cola Hellenic and the Coca‑Cola System.

Replacing Mr. Agelidis is László Békefi, returning from an international assignment as the Sales Director for Coca‑Cola HBC Poland. Mr. Békefi started his professional career by joining Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary in 2003 as Management Trainee, and through his distinguished career has held various sales and marketing roles, most recently the role of Commercial Director for CCHBC Poland. After extending his professional and leadership experience in an international environment he will take over the highly successful Hungarian branch of the London listed international bottling operation, currently bottling and trading with Coca‑Cola products in 28 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr. Békefi moves to Hungary with his wife and small child.

„I am delighted to welcome László back to Hungary” – said Minas Agelidis. „His success in being selected to lead this amazing organization is a true manifestation of the capability of our company to train, develop and nurture talent to the benefit of our Group. Hungary has always been a source for talent for the Coca‑Cola System, and currently there are more Hungarians working in the world of Coke than non-Hungarians in Hungary.”

„I am honored and privileged to receive this opportunity and return to my home country to lead this outstanding organization” – said László Békefi. „This company has shown a truly amazing growth ability in the past years, and has become what it set out to be: a center of excellence, an innovation engine, a talent exporter and a home for engaged, devoted and passionate people. I am humbly looking forward to further expand and accelerate the growth of our business and discover new heights of performance and success.”