Dora Strezova-Nikolova : The new CEO of the Coca-Cola HBC Adria

At the beginning of February, Dora Strezova-Nikolova took over the position of chief director of the Coca-Cola HBC Adria business unit, based in Zagreb. In that position, she will be in charge of managing the company’s operations in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia.

Ruža Tomić Fontana, who successfully led the companies within the Adria business unit for more than five years, continues her professional path within the Coca-Cola HBC Group as the CEO of the business unit that includes companies in Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Dora Strezova-Nikolova comes to her new position at Coca-Cola HBC from the position of general director of The Coca-Cola Company in Bulgaria, which she held since May 2021. Before joining Coca-Cola, she worked for four years as a consultant and expert in incentive management in Bulgaria and Austria, and as a director of her own start-up company. Previously, she spent 18 years in the Danone Group working in numerous countries and performing various duties, including those in sales and marketing at Danone Bulgaria as well as the position of marketing director in Romania, the Adriatic countries and Russia. Dora Strezova-Nikolova’s last position at Danone was that of general manager for Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus.

“It is an exceptional honor for me to assume the position of CEO of Coca-Cola HBC Adria. Building on the foundations of past successes, we will continue to raise standards in the field of socially responsible and sustainable business and contribute to the socio-economic development of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia as an important stakeholder. As one of the leading employers, we will continue to foster an equal, inclusive and stimulating work environment that provides opportunities for the full realization of the potential of all employees. With further investments in the development of partnership relations with our customers and the community as well as in innovations and new products, I am convinced that with our commitment to sustainable business and growth, we will continue to achieve success in all three markets”, said Dora Strezova-Nikolova.