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2020-10-22

New CEO of AKROPOLIS GROUP appointed

Manfredas Dargužis, former head of Business development at Vilniaus prekyba is appointed as the CEO of Akropolis Group, the leading shopping and entertainment center development and management company in the Baltics. M.Dargužis is also elected as board member of Akropolis Group.

Up until this appointment, M. Dargužis worked as head of Business development at Vilniaus prekyba, the shareholder of Akropolis Group. Before joining Vilniaus prekyba, he worked as CEO at fund management company Victory Funds as well as fund manager at investment management company Lords LB Asset Management and as financial consultant at Danske bank. M. Dargužis holds Banking and international finance BSc degree from City University of London CAAS Business School.

“I am grateful for the trust expressed towards me to take over the CEO position at Akropolis Group. COVID-19 pandemic brought big challenges for shopping and entertainment centers, though simultaneously, while adapting to today’s realities, it also opens interesting growth and development opportunities. I trust that my experience and ideas will be help the company to achieve it strategic objectives“– says M. Dargužis.

Vitalij Bedugnis, former CEO of Akropolis Group is appointed as Head of legal at Vilniaus prekyba.

„This appointment marks the start of new stage in the pursuit of the strategic goal - strengthening the position of Akropolis as market leader. Manfredas has wide experience in the fields of real estate management and development as well as in investment management. I trust that with Manfredas’ leadership Akropolis Group will successfully implement future projects and will achieve the objectives set for the company”- says Laimonas Devyžis, CEO of Vilniaus Prekyba and Chairman of the board of Akropolis Group.

Akropolis Group is a controlling company that controls real estate project development and lease companies in Lithuania and Latvia. The company controls and manages shopping centers Akropolis in Vilnius, Klaipėda and Šiauliai and Akropole in Riga, Latvia.

Akropolis Group is owned by Vilniaus Prekyba group of companies, which is one of the biggest commercial companies in the Baltic states and the Central and Eastern European region.

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