Nigerian Bottling Company Limited (NBC) has announced the appointment of George Polymenakos as its new Managing Diretor. He succeeds Ben Langat, who joined NBC as Chief Finance Officer in 2009, and was appointed as Managing Director in 2012. Until recently, George Polymenakos was Regional General Manager for Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) for Moscow, Russia.
Mr. Polymenakos started his career in 1998 with Coca-Cola Hellenic in Greece as a Graduate Trainee and quickly rose to become a Channel Manager. In 2003, he moved to Chipita, an innovative snacks and confectionary Company, as Commercial Development Manager for Greece and grew to the position of Country Manager in Russia, overseeing all functions of the company.
He returned to Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company in 2011, as Regional General Manager for the North West Region and subsequently Regional General Manager for Moscow, the biggest business unit in Russia. In Moscow, he drove leadership of the Non-Alcoholic Ready To Drink market segment for the first time, delivering record market shares. During the last five years he successfully led numerous change management projects and infrastructure optimization. Read more