Board of Directors


Supervisory Board
Audit Committee

The Board of Directors (BoD) is responsible for the day-to-day management of Kofola ČeskoSlovensko operations under the supervision of the Supervisory Board (SB). The BoD is required to keep the SB informed, to consult with the SB on important matters and to submit certain important decisions to the SB for its approval. The members of the BoD are elected by the SB.

A member of the BoD is appointed for a period of five years and may be reappointed. The SB may also dismiss any member of the BoD at any time.

The Board of Directors appoints a chairperson from amongst its members.

Resolutions of the BoD require the approval of the General Meeting when these relate to an important change in the identity or character of the Issuer or its business.

The BoD acts on behalf of the Issuer towards third parties, in which case at least two members of the Board of Directors must act jointly.

Jannis Samaras

Jannis Samaras

Chairman of the BoD and CEO

In the Kofola Group since its establishment.

Jannis received secondary education and gained a CIMA certificate from the Czech Institute of Marketing in 2010. He was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 in the Czech Republic. In 1991, together with his father, Jannis established Santa Napoje s.r.o. that took over the Kofola brand in 2002. Starting from 1996 he has held various managerial positions at Santa Napoje and thereafter in the Kofola group.

René Musila

René Musila

COO

In the Kofola Group since 1993.

René received secondary education. He has been present in the beverage industry since 1993 when he started to work at SP Vrachos, which was taken over by Santa Napoje, the predecessor of the Kofola group. Since 1996 he has been the Operating Director at Kofola CS responsible for production, purchasing and quality. In the following years he became responsible for managing production plants, investments and new technologies in the whole Group.

Daniel Buryš

Daniel Buryš

CFO

In the Kofola Group since 2010.

Daniel graduated in 1993 in automatic control in economy from the Technical University of Ostrava. He also completed an MBA programme at Liverpool JMU School organized by Technical University of Ostrava in 2008. Prior to joining the Kofola group in 2010 as the CFO of Czech operations, he was CFO at Štěrkovny spol. s r.o. (2000-2004), Severomoravská energetika, a.s. (2004-2007) and Elektrociepłownia Chorzów „ELCHO" S.A. (ČEZ Group).

Tomáš Jendřejek

Tomáš Jendřejek

Procurement Director

In the Kofola Group since 1994.

Tomáš received secondary education and gained a CIMA certificate from the Czech Institute of Marketing in 2010. He established his relationship with Kofola in 1994 as a sales representative and after several promotions he became the Sales Director in 2002. Since 2006 he has been responsible for procurement of the group. Before joining the Kofola group he had worked for eight years in the plant producing the tannery industry machines.

Jiří Vlasák

Jiří Vlasák

CEO Poland

In the Kofola Group since 2010.

Jiří graduated in business administration at the Technical University of Liberec in 1999. He joined the Kofola group in 2010 when he became responsible for the marketing strategy of the Czech operations. In 2011 he also started to head the marketing department in Slovakia. Since 2015 he has been acting as CEO in Poland. Prior to joining the Kofola group, Jiří was the marketing manager at Poděbradka (1999-2000), the export manager at Karlovarské minerální vody (2001-2005), the commercial director at HBSW (Ukraine) (2006-2007) and the marketing director at Poděbradka (2008-2010).

Roman Zúrik

Roman Zúrik

Chief Sales Officer

In the Kofola Group since 2011.

Roman received secondary education. He joined the Kofola group in 2010 as the Supply Chain Director of the Czech and Slovak operations. Since 2015 he has been responsible for the Group's sales in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to joining the Kofola group, Roman was the sales manager at Pilsner Urquell Slovenská Republika (1997-1999), the distribution centre manager at Pivovar Šariš (2000-2006) and the distribution manager at Pivovary Topvar (2006-2010).