Dimitris Lois, CEO of Coca-Cola HBC AG passes on

Dimitris Lois

Coca-Cola HBC AG, the bottler of CocaCola has announced the death of its chief executive officer, Dimitris Lois.

In a short statement released by the company said:

With deep sadness the death of its CEO, Dimitris Lois, on 2 October 2017.

“We are deeply saddened by the news of Dimitris’s death. It was a great privilege to know him personally and to work alongside him for so many years.” said Anastassis David, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca-Cola HBC.

“Dimitris will always be remembered for his dedication to our people and for the values he stood for.”

In the interim, Coca-Cola HBC said Michalis Imellos will continue in the role of Acting CEO. Further announcements will be made in due course.

It would be recalled that Mr. Dimitris Lois had taken a medical leave last month when he handed over to Mr. Michalis Imellos

Mr Dimitris Lois began his career in 1988 at Grecian Magnesite SA, where he held various managerial posts including that of business development manager.

He joined Frigoglass SAIC in 1997, and after serving in various international positions he was appointed managing director in August 2003. Mr Lois joined the Group as Region Director in 2007. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Coca-Cola HBC in 2009 and Chief Executive Officer in 2011.

He held a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

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