Glafkos Persianis CEO Europe & Africa

Glafkos joined Inchcape on 1 April 2020 from Vodafone Group plc where he most recently held the role of Commercial Director, UK since 2016. In this role, Glafkos was responsible for 9,000 employees and a turnover of €3.3bn and his remit spanned consumer business strategy, on and offline sales channels, customer operations as well as brand and digital marketing. Glafkos has significant change management and transformation experience which he developed both in this and his prior role with Vodafone as CEO, Greece.

Before Vodafone, Glafkos had a long and successful career in a range of senior management roles with PepsiCo Inc, latterly as GM Food & Beverage, Central Europe. Glafkos’ experience in managing across multiple European territories stems from this time, experience that clearly has significant relevance as he joins Inchcape to lead the newly formed Europe region.