Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014-6-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — As of June 3, MAXIMA GRUPĖ, running the retail companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria, will have a new leader. The Company will be headed by the long-standing employee Neringa Janavičiūtė. She will replace the current Director General Mindaugas Bagdonavičius, who has held the position since 2008.
In April this year Mindaugas Bagdonavičius became a Chairman of the Board of “Vilniaus prekyba”, the holding company controlling MAXIMA GRUPĖ. He will continue his work in this position and will also be responsible for the activity of AKROPOLIS group companies. He will also coordinate the development of a retail business in Spain.
“MAXIMA GRUPĖ has created a wide and successful international chain of retail stores. At present, with the regard to the Company’s long term strategy, we have decided to better define the Company‘s activity, responsibilities, and priorities“, ‒ says Mindaugas Bagdonavičius, Chairman of the Board of “Vilniaus prekyba”.
Neringa Janavičiūtė has worked in „Vilniaus prekyba” companies since 1994, having started her career as Executive of Commerce. Later she headed sales and marketing departments in the companies of MAXIMA group. In 2002, Neringa Janavičiūtė was head of the company “Vilniaus Akropolis” and she was entrusted with opening of “Akropolis”, the first largest shopping mall in the Baltic States. For the past six years she held the position of Marketing Director in MAXIMA group companies and was a member of the Board of Directors.
„I appreciate the trust bestowed upon me, and am prepared to contribute to further success of the Company‘s activity. My key objectives include continuing the work that has been started in relation with the growth of the Group’s companies, strengthen their internal competencies, management, and reputation, and ensure the attainment of MAXIMA GRUPĖ‘s strategic goals“, ‒ says Neringa Janavičiūtė.
MAXIMA GRUPĖ was established in 2007. It is a company, controlling retail companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria. At the end of 2013 there were 508 MAXIMA X, MAXIMA XX, MAXIMA XXX, ALDIK, and T-MARKET stores operating in these countries. There were 230 shops in Lithuania, 144 in Latvia, 71 in Estonia, 42 in Bulgaria, and 21 in Poland. In all its companies and countries of operation MAXIMA GRUPĖ employs over 30 thousand people. In 2013 MAXIMA GRUPĖ’s consolidated turnover grew 5.9% and accounted for 2,519 billion euros without VAT.