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
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 NÁPOJE that took over the Kofola brand in 2002. Starting from 1996 he has held various managerial positions at SANTA NÁPOJE and thereafter in the Kofola group.

René Musila
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
General Director Kofola CS
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).

Marián Šefčovič
CEO Adriatic
In the Kofola Group since 2002.

Marián received secondary education. Since 1999, he acted as a regional salesman and in customer care department of Santa Nápoje Slovakia (currently Kofola a.s. Slovakia). During 2001 – 2002, he was a sales manager of Kofola a.s. (SK). Between 2002 – 2007, Marián was the sales director of Kofola a.s. (SK) responsible for the entire sales force and sales strategy in Slovakia. During 2007 – 2011, he acted as general director of Kofola a.s. (SK). Since September 2011 until April 2015, he also acted in the position of the sales director responsible for sales in all channels of Kofola brand in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Since March 2015 Marián is acting as CEO of Radenska in Slovenia.

Martin Pisklák
Group CFO
In the Kofola Group since 2010.

Martin graduated in Business Finance and Accounting at Masaryk University in Brno in 2005. During his studies, he spent one semester studying International Business Relations at the Austrian FH Burgenland. He joined Kofola in December 2010. From 2011-2014 he was Head of Controlling, and from 2015-2019 he was Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Radenska and Studenac in the Adriatic region. Prior to joining Kofola, Martin was a transaction advisor at PwC (2008-2010), and a financial auditor at PwC (2005-2008).

Martin Mateáš
In the Kofola Group since 2005.

Martin Mateáš has a university degree in Management. He worked in companies ST.NICOLAUS – trade CZ and Heineken in the past, and in 2005, he joined the Kofola Group. After his first position as a Brand Manager of favourite mineral water Rajec, he became a CMO of the whole Group. In 2010, he moved to Poland where for the next five years he led the entire Polish branch as its General Manager. He has been the LEROS CEO since 2018.