Lois, who was 56, joined Coca-Cola HBC in 2007. © Coca-Cola HBC
Coca-Cola HBC has announced that its chief executive, Dimitris Lois, has died.
Mr Lois passed away on 2 October aged 56, having been chief executive of the European bottler since 2011.
In September, the company announced that he would take a leave of absence to undergo treatment for an undisclosed medical condition, expected to last for approximately four months.
Michalis Imellos, who had taken over from Lois during his medical leave, will continue in the role of acting CEO. Imellos had previously served as chief financial officer for the Swiss-based company.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Dimitris’s death,”said Anastassis David, chairman of Coca-Cola HBC. “It was a great privilege to know him personally and to work alongside him for so many years. Dimitris will always be remembered for his dedication to our people and for the values he stood for.”
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