NBC appoints George Polymenakos as new Managing Director
Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC), bottlers of the famed Coca-Cola brand in Nigeria has announced the appointment of George Polymenakos as its new Managing Director, with effect from July 2016. Mr. Polymenkos takes over from Ben Langat, who joined NBC as Chief Finance Officer in 2009, and later to be appointed as Managing Director in 2012. Until recently, George Polymenakos was Regional General Manager for Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company (CCHBC) for Moscow, Russia.
In a company statement, NBC Legal, Public Affairs and Communications Director, Mrs. Sade Morgan, said, “The company is pleased to have the leadership of someone as broadly experienced as George Polymenakos in the on-going transformation phase of our business.“ Mr. Polymenakos began his career in 1998 with Coca-Cola Hellenic in Greece as a Graduate Trainee and quickly rose to becoming a Channel Manager. In 2003, he moved to Chipita, an innovative snacks and confectionery company, as Commercial Development Manager for Greece and grew to the position of Country Manager in Russia, overseeing all functions of the company.
George 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.
Over the years, NBC has continuously maintained clear industry leadership with a tradition of excellence and success. George Polymenakos brings to NBC, extensive experience and impressive track record in the commercial field, as well as strong leadership and a passion for people and growing markets.