Vivartia Group is pleased to announce that as of 21 November Mr Thanasis Papanikolaou will assume the position of CEO at Goody’s and Everest. The decision is part of the administrative merger of Goody’s and Everest aiming at rationalizing the operations, harnessing the synergies and enhancing the effectiveness of the two dynamic Greek companies, both leaders in their respective sectors.

Mr Papanikolaou has been General Manager at Everest S.A. since 2001 with a successful track record. His extensive experience in the food and beverage sector includes 8 years at Carrefour Continent (of which he was a founding member) and 3.5 years as CEO of Venetis.

It should be noted that Mr Lavrentios Freris, the incumbent CEO of Everest, will take over as Vice-Chairman of Everest.

At the same time, Mr Sotiris Seimanidis, the incumbent CEO of Goody’s S.A., will remain as an adviser to the merger and his next position in the Group will be announced shortly.

Mr Giannis Artinos, CEO of Vivartia stated:  “I would like to thank Mr Seimanidis for everything he has done for Goody’s over the course of many years, as he has been at its helm since 2001. He has greatly contributed to its success through his dedication and hard work. I would like to wish Mr Papanikolaou every success in his new broader role. I am certain that he will continue to bring about the same exceptional results in addressing both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.