Hans Dewaele, Vice President of Caucasus and Central Asian Republics was appointed, starting February 1st, 2013 Vice President and General Manager of Procter & Gamble Romania, coordinating as well P&G activity in the Balkans region (Bulgaria, Moldova, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo).
Mr. Dewaele has joined the marketing team of P&G in 1988 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
As of 1994, he took over, for a four years period the Marketing Manager then Marketing Director roles coordinating P&G activities in the Balkans markets, setting the basis of this function in the region.
His career continued in the Geneva, Switzerland offices (1998 – 2001) as Marketing Director for beauty products, coordinating Central Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa.
Starting 2001, Mr Dewaele had various roles with increasing brand and general management responsibilities, coordinating P&G businesses in Algeria, Pakistan and Central Asian Republics. In 2010 he was appointed Vice President of Caucasus and Central Asian Republics.
The deep understanding of the company’s values and principles as well as his past experience in the Balkans are extremely valuable for a positive evolution of P&G business in these markets.
As Vice President and General Manager of P&G in Kazakhstan, Mr. Dewaele was actively involved in the activities of the European Business Association (EUROBAK), where he was Board Member and Chairman. Mr. Dewaele was also a member of the Prime Minister Council for the Improvement of the Kazakhstan Foreign Investment climate.
Sotirios MARINIDIS, Vice president and General Director of P&G Romania since September 2009, was appointed starting February 1st, Vice President and General Director of P&G Russia.
Mr. Marinidis joined P&G in 1990 as intern in the Sales Department in Schwalbach, Germany. In the same year he was appointed Assistant Brand Manager, Marketing Department.
In 2000 – 2005, Mr. Marinidis relocated to Romania where he was appointed Marketing Director. Since 2009 he came back to Bucharest as General Manager.
During Mr. Marinidis mandate, P&G Romania registered an important development of its activities.