Change of Leadership at Vilniaus Prekyba
As from 12 November, Jolanta Bivainytė, the Chair of the Board of UAB Vilniaus Prekyba, will become the CEO of one of the largest business groups in Lithuania Vilniaus Prekyba UAB. She is planned to head the company until a new permanent CEO is found. The current CEO of the company Marius Čatrauskas will resign and take a new role to lead a group of investment companies owned by the same shareholders. M. Čatrauskas is also leaving the Board of Vilniaus Prekyba and the Supervisory Board of Maxima Group.
“Over the last year, Vilniaus Prekyba implemented many new significant projects: Maxima Group bonds were issued, while all subsidiaries engaged in intensive international development. Vilniaus Prekyba will not change its direction – we will continue to strengthen the activities of the group and to pursue our strategic goals – efficient and sustainable development in home and new markets”, – says Jolanta Bivainytė, Chair of the Board of Vilnius Prekyba.
“Leading the company at this intensive development phase was very interesting. Now I am taking on a new challenge – to lead another group of companies, which will be engaged in newly developed investment management activities, which I like a lot”, says Marius Čatrauskas.
Robertas Čipkus, Jurgita Šlekytė and Rytis Jezepčikas will continue to work together with Jolanta Bivainytė in the Board of Vilniaus Prekyba.
Jolanta Bivainytė appointed to take the post of the CEO of Vilniaus Prekyba already led the company three years ago. She has been working in companies controlled by Nerijus Numavičius since the very beginning of the operations of the group, and managed the family office TALKA LT, UAB, Akropolis Group and other related companies.
Vilniaus Prekyba is one of the largest trading companies in the Baltic States and the Central and Eastern Europe. Through its subsidiaries, including the private limited liability company Maxima Group, Euroapotheca, Ermi Group and Akropolis Group, it manages supermarkets, pharmacy networks, real estate development and rental companies in the Baltic States, Poland, Bulgaria and Sweden. The group of companies employs more than 35 000 people.