As of January 2019, Yiannis Kesisoglou from Greece has filled the position of Country Sales Director at Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary. His predecessor, György Galántai who has worked for the company for the last 17 years was appointed Country Sales Director of Coca‑Cola HBC Romania as of 12th of February.
Coca‑Cola HBC present in 28 countries has sent one of its most experienced leaders to head the sales team of the company’s largest exporter running two bottling plants in Hungary.
Yiannis Kesisoglou joined Coca‑Cola HBC in Greece in 2005 where he was responsible for key account customers and sales channels. In the last two years, he made great accomplishments as Country Account Manager. He is credited for restructuring local retail sales, launching and implementing programs based on the principle of mutual value creation and thus improving the relationship with key account customers. Under his leadership, the revenue of the Greek subsidiary has grown significantly.
His predecessor, György Galántai has worked for Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary for 17 years and laid down the foundations of a growth strategy based on portfolio expansion. He now continues his career in Romania as Country Sales Director.
“It is a pleasure and a challenge for me to follow in György Galántai’s track and continue the great job he accomplished here. Now, I face exciting challenges like a contribution with my team to the establishment of the largest production hub of Coca‑Cola HBC in Central Europe to be completed by 2020” – said Yiannis Kesisoglou. He added that the sales results in Hungary are considered exemplary within the Group which is partially due to a large portfolio covering almost all consumption occasions. “Right now, we already have nearly 100 products in our portfolio half of them being calorie-free or low-calorie ones” – the new sales director pointed out and said customer centricity and continuous innovation are also key factors in speeding up growth.