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Jannis Samaras (CZE)

CEO and majority owner of Kofola

Jannis, a native of the Czech Republic with Greek roots, bought the Krnov soda factory after the revolution together with his father. At the turn of the millennium, Samaras managed to acquire the rights to the semi-finished product from which Kofola is produced today: a cola drink that currently holds a third of the Czech market and is an equal of global giants such as Pepsi or Coca Cola. The company's product portfolio includes, for example, Top Topic, Vinea, or Semtex.