On 17 May the EBRD Advice for Small Businesses (ASB) programme in FYR Macedonia in partnership with Instore magazine is organising the 4th FMCG Summit where we’ll give the audience an overview of the EBRD advisory operation in the country and the impact achieved by working with SMEs from the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry.
Partnering with FMCG, the 2018 Summit is a great and unique opportunity for the EBRD to promote financial and integrated instruments, as well as advisory products, successful case studies from the country and the region including best practices in the FMCG industry.
It is expected that the summit will be visited by approximately 300 professionals from the FMCG business (high and middle management) from FYR Macedonia and from the region. The unique event will see professionals from the FMCG industry as well as consultants and market research agencies from the Western Balkans region sharing their knowledge and expertise.
EBRD Senior Industry Advisor Mr George Angelakis will talk about best management practices in the FMCG and his experience of working on EBRD international advisory projects in FYR Macedonia and in other EBRD countries of operations. “He is a highly skilled manager with over 35 years’ experience in the FMCG industry. His professional career began in 1981 as an Assistant to the General Manager of Operations of the Hellenic Bottling Company (HBC).
In 1986 he was appointed CEO of HBC’s subsidiary, Rhodes Beverage Company, where he instigated and executed a capital investment project of US$ 12 million for a new plant. In 2006 Angelakis created and is the president of a consulting company that specialises in restructuring FMCG companies. As a senior consultant, Angelakis participated in various business projects, covering a wide range of fields and areas such as strategic management, management systems, structuring management teams, restructuring sales and distribution systems and organisations, marketing, logistics and MIS systems.
He has consulted and advised enterprises in the FMCG industries in Greece, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, Egypt, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic. Most of the above projects were managed by the EBRD, Advice for Small Businesses programme.”