Vilnius, Lithuania, 2015-9-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — MAXIMA GRUPĖ, controlling retail stores in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria, announced today that, after having headed MAXIMA Latvia for almost two years, Jelena Kondrašova takes leave to further pursue her career in Akropolis LV. In her new position as Member of the Board she will work with the team developing the Akropolis mall in Riga. Taking her place as of today is Andris Vilcmeieris.
“The past couple of years have not been easy for MAXIMA Latvia. I am grateful to Jelena for having taken on the responsibility and succeeding in, together with MAXIMA management in Latvia, stabilizing the Company‘s activity at this difficult time. Currently MAXIMA Latvia embarks on a new development phase. Its new Management objectives consist of ensuring Company activity continuity and further realization of MAXIMA Latvia’s strategic directions to achieve balanced Company growth in a competitive environment, as well as preserving an effective supply chain and strengthening its staff“, – says Neringa Janavičiūtė, General Director of MAXIMA GRUPĖ.
“Maxima Latvia has been moving towards strategic change during these past two years. It is one of Latvia‘s largest companies and private sector employers, and many people‘s principal choice for grocery shopping. Our team aims to operate responsibly, ensuring a more convenient daily shopping process for our clients. I am bringing my experience and hope to successfully apply it in attaining the Company‘s goals”, – says Andris Vilcmeieris, the new Head of Maxima Latvia.
Prior to joining MAXIMA Latvia, Andris Vilcmeieris was Member of the Board of Putnu fabrika Ķekava, a poultry farming and production company, and headed the agricultural corporation Lielzeltiņi. He also has experience in the sphere of logistics and transportation – Andris held leading positions in companies such as Venstpils nafta, Latvijas kuģniecība, Ventspils naftas termināls, and Lat Ros Trans. He has also worked in investment management. Andris Valcmeieris has a degree in Management and Finance, and began his career in Price Waterhouse Coopers Latvia.
MAXIMA GRUPĖ is a company, established in 2007, that controls retail stores in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, and Bulgaria. It has 528 “MAXIMA X”, “MAXIMA XX”, “MAXIMA XXX”, “ALDIK”, and “T-MARKET” stores: 232 in Lithuania, 147 in Latvia, 75 in Estonia, 47 in Bulgaria, and 27 in Poland.