12.12.2016

New Chief Business Officer for HANSA

Georgios Kabitoglou to join Oras Group Executive Committee

Oras Group, a leading manufacturer of advanced sanitary fittings, renews its management structure and at the same time appoints Chief Business Officers to lead the businesses of its two brands, HANSA and Oras. Georgios Kabitoglou takes up the position of CBO, HANSA, as of 12 December, 2016. 

Oras Group has worked on the structural integration of the Finnish-based Oras and German-based HANSA for the past three years. The Group has now implemented common tools, systems and ways of working, and it is time to take the development of the business of the two brands to the next level. To do this, Oras Group establishes a new Executive Committee, headed by Pekka Kuusniemi, President and CEO of Oras Group. The business of HANSA is lead by Georgios Kabitoglou, who now joins the company. He will lead the commercial organization of HANSA, both sales and marketing, in all markets where Oras Group operates with the HANSA brand. 

Georgios Kabitoglou (born 1974, Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from TU Munich) has previously worked as Chief Sales Officer and Member of the Management Board of BARTEC Group. Prior to that, he has held numerous global management positions. 

According to Pekka Kuusniemi, “Mr. Kabitoglou brings extensive global-scale experience of working with professional customers in a variety of industries. As he comes from outside the sanitary industry, he brings a new kind of speed to our Executive Committee with his fresh approach and dynamic personality.“

Georgios Kabitoglou says: “I am delighted to contribute to the future growth of such a successful brand and be part of a strong and performing Executive Committee under the leadership of Pekka Kuusniemi. Oras Group has, over the past decades, successfully followed its ambitious path and has now set the founding stones for a brilliant future.“