Vilnius, Lithuania, 2014-8-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA GRUPĖ, running the retail companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland and Bulgaria, announces new top managers of the companies “MAXIMA LT” in Lithuania and “ALDIK NOVA” in Poland.
Žydrūnas Valkeris steps in as the new general director of “MAXIMA LT”. Previously he has managed Poland’s company “ALDIK NOVA” for the past three years. In the position of the Chairman of the Board of this company he will be replaced by Mindaugas Pilkauskas, who until now has headed one of the divisions of “MAXIMA” companies’ group in Lithuania. Meanwhile, Arūnas Zimnickas, who until now has been in the position of the General Director of “MAXIMA LT”, takes up new challenges and will be managing retail chains, currently under development in Spain.
“We take pride in our team of managers, who have proved themselves and gained a wealth of experience in our international companies’ group, and we are eager to create opportunities for them to apply their experience in a variety of countries. We have no doubt that this change in the top-management will ensure the further successful work of the companies and allow them to reach established targets”, – says General Director of MAXIMA GRUPĖ Neringa Janavičiūtė.
According to her, “MAXIMA LT” in Lithuania will steadily follow its strategic directions – the company will continue projects already underway with the particular emphasis on preparing for euro introduction. Objectives set for the new manager “ALDIK NOVA” do not change as well. The most important task for the new manager in Poland remains to increase the competitiveness of retail stores and ensure steady expansion of the retail chain.
The new leader of “MAXIMA LT” Ž. Valkeris has been working in the companies’ group for 18 years. He has accumulated an impressive international business experience while managing companies and various projects in Poland, Romania and Estonia. Ž. Valkeris had contributed to the launch of the shopping mall “Ermitažas” in Vilnius. For the last three years he was managing the retail chain “ALDIK” in Poland.
The new manager of “ALDIK” M. Pilkauskas joined “MAXIMA” companies’ group almost 20 years ago. In the course of his career he was in charge of products and goods purchases in foreign countries, headed one of “MAXIMA LT” departments, and, most recently – one of the divisions of “MAXIMA” companies’ group.
MAXIMA GRUPĖ was established in 2007. It controls retail companies in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria. There are 509 retail stores MAXIMA X, MAXIMA XX, MAXIMA XXX, ALDIK, T-MARKET in total: 230 are in Lithuania, in Latvia – 142, in Estonia – 71, in Bulgaria – 42, in Poland – 24. In 2013 MAXIMA GRUPĖ’s consolidated turnover grew 5.9% and accounted for 2,519 billion euros without VAT.