Green Beverages shakes up its board with four new non-executive directors


Green Beverages Group has appointed four new non-executive directors to its board in a bid to support the company’s international growth strategy.

The board which currently features individuals such as former Pepsi-Cola International and Diageo director Howard Prince-Wright and Green Cola founder Periklis Venieris, the new appointments include Lena Papalexopoulou, Xavier Belison, Gail Lumsden and John Murray.

Former marketing manager, new business development manager and product director at Johnson & Johnson, Papalexopoulou has held several positions in the FMCG industry for the past 30 years.

Currently the chair of the international board of Tufts University, she has also been involved with leadership positions at Greek wholesale and retail companies.

Belison also has over 35 years experience in the food and beverage industry and has previously worked with leading FMCG brands as the managing director of Mars and Heineken’s director for central Europe.

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Having previously held senior executive roles in strategy, finance and business development at beverage company Diageo, Lumsden is set to join Green Beverages board with experience driving growth and leading major change in global corporates and SMEs across emerging and developed markets.

Lumsden is also currently on the board for branded consumer businesses including Real Group Food and Vocation Group Limited.

Murray specialises in communications, marketing and brands, and has 25 years worth of experience as a senior executive in large corporations across the technology, media and telecom sector, as well as in financial services.

“I am delighted to welcome Gail, Lena, John, and Xavier to the Board. Their collective experience and expertise managing and scaling emerging and exciting FMCG brands in international markets will be critical as we strengthen Green Beverages’ global footprint,” Green Beverages Group chairman, Howard Prince-Wright said.

“I look forward to working with the team as we begin the next phase of Green Beverages’ growth journey and introduce more consumers to our portfolio of great-tasting, better-for-you beverages.”



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