Entepreneurs
Perikles Venieris
Vision

To become a leading global beverage company.

Periklis Venieris

Green Cola

YEAR SELECTED

2015

SECTOR

Food & Beverages

EMPLOYEES

35

COMPANY PROFILE

Green Cola Company is one of the fastest growing FMCG brands in Greece. It operates in the beverage industry through its subsidiary, EPAP, keeping a route that measures over half a century in the production and bottling of soft drinks. Green Cola Company based on the longtime, successful route of EPAP with a manufacturing plant in Oresteiada, transmutes the experience and innovation into successful products. In 2012, Green Cola, a cola type product that is sweetened with stevia and has natural sources of caffeine extracted from green coffee beans, which are also rich in antioxidants, was introduced to the market. Green Cola is already successful in the Greek market and has presence in Israel, Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Belgium and Australia. In 2013, more low calories and high quality products were launched, BLE, GR8 (Gr-eight) and Mix & Match mixers.

After graduating with an economics degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Periklis spent seven years as Sales Manager at the Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC), a Coca Cola subsidiary. Periklis assumed the position of Country General Manager at HBC and in 2001 he was appointed Regional Director by Coca Cola HBC for Switzerland, Nigeria, Bosnia, Croatia, FYROM and Serbia & Montenegro. During this period, he launched over 30 new SKUs and managed more than 55,000 employees.  

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