Ardian-owned Celli Group, a leading global player in the design and manufacturing of beverage dispensing equipment and accessories, announces the appointment with immediate effect of Angelos Papadimitriou as Chairman and interim CEO.
Angelos Papadimitriou led Coesia Group, a global leader in industrial and packaging solutions, for ten years as Chief Executive Officer. In his career, he held management positions in multinational companies such as Pirelli, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, and McKinsey. Originally from Athens, Papadimitriou holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Business Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
The Board of Directors welcomes the appointment of Claudio Colombi as Director. Colombi held management positions in Operations and Human Resources Management in the 3M Group and the Coesia Group with global responsibilities in Italy and abroad. Entrepreneur, founder and Chairman of Perspective Developing People and Perspective Improvement, Colombi holds a degree in Work and Organizational Psychology from University of Padova.
Marco Bellino, Managing Director of Ardian and member of the Celli Group Board of Directors, commented: "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome Angelos Papadimitriou and Claudio Colombi. Angelos and Claudio have several years of experience in leading multinational businesses and accelerating their development. Through their entry, Ardian renews its commitment to Celli's customers, suppliers and employees with the goal of accompanying the Group in a new phase of growth."
Angelos Papadimitriou commented: “I am delighted to invest alongside Ardian, a premiere global PE firm, joining forces in driving continued success for Celli group. For 50 years, Celli has established itself as a leader in the global sector for beverage dispensing solutions, and distinguished itself for innovation, quality and sustainability. I’ll work with Celli Group’s team around the world to capitalize on the multiple opportunities ahead of us”.