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Nordic Group appoints new CEO to support development in recent years

Nordic Group, one of the largest Romanian companies in the field of high-end food distribution in retail, HoReCa and bakeries, has decided to appoint Dan Nistor as Managing Director from February, with the aim of consolidating the accelerated development of recent years and securing resources for future projects. Ciprian Moldoveanu, who has led the Nordic group for 5 years, will continue to ensure the strategic coordination of the group, in particular the development of new commercial directions.

With over 20 years of international experience in major corporations including Coca Cola, Dan Nistor specializes in developing new business and building relationships with existing customers, restructuring business units, strategic planning, the implementation of change strategies, the creation of successful brands and the creation of effective cross-relationships. functional teams. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Timisoara and took specialization courses at prestigious schools such as the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and Harvard Business School.

Ciprian’s invitation to join the team and take on the responsibility of Managing Director of Nordic Group is a different challenge than any I have encountered before, which makes it even more exciting. I have therefore responded positively to the initiative, bringing with me the experiences and knowledge that I have accumulated and developed over 23 years of activity in various markets in Europe, Africa and Asia, confident that I found in the Nordic countries all the necessary ingredients to achieve together the success we are aiming for. I will focus on understanding the needs of our customers and strengthening partnerships with suppliers. Beyond numbers, Nordic Group is and will continue to be defined by responsibility, integrity, innovation, adaptability and optimism.“, noted Dan Nistor, Nordic Group Managing Director.

In recent years, Nordic Group has restructured its supplier portfolio, developed existing partnerships and entered into new ones. At the same time, the Group made new acquisitions, opening physical and online stores as well as Nordic restaurants, creating new brands. The company’s future plans include accelerated development of logistics capabilities, entry into new markets in the region and beyond, and the launch of digital applications to access new customer segments or develop other sectors.

Although we can mark many successes in the business field, the greatest achievement of the last period has been and is certainly the fact that the whole team has withstood the tests of this pandemic and that Nordic Group has remained a solid company. and dynamic on the Romanian market. . During my five years as Managing Director of Nordic Group, the company has gone through many stages that have fundamentally transformed us, guided by two strategic directions: evolution and sustainability. Accelerated business developments have also added complexity to the Group. In order to ensure that we manage the development of the company well, to bring both a significant gain in efficiency and structure, but also to have the resources necessary for the future projects of the Nordic group, we have decided to call on to a man with long experience and know-how. So, since February, the company has Dan Nistor as its managing director,” announcement Ciprian Moldoveanu.

During Ciprian Moldoveanu’s tenure as CEO, the company restructured its supplier portfolio to increase sustainability, reduce dependence on a small number of suppliers and strengthen multi-year partnerships with new suppliers such as Meggle, Kotanyi, etc Growth has been accelerated both intensively, through the development of existing partnerships in the market, and extensively, through new partnerships. The Group acquired Dupont Ingredients and opened physical and online stores, as well as Nordic Restaurants, which currently operates three brands: Truff&Moi, Pastalicious and the flagship of the MOKI Group – Modern Kitchen. The group has also created new brands, such as Voilà or El Maestro, through which it continues to offer Romanian consumers the highest quality products from France and Denmark.

In 2021, Nordic also joined the Spirits&Wine category, following the philosophy of bringing exclusively premium products by developing partnerships with strong players such as Amaro Montenegro Group – leaders in Italy with products like Vecchia Romagna, Amaro Montenegro and To selectPurity Distillery – who produces Connoisseur 51 Reserve Vodkathe highest rated vodka according to Passionate about wineas good as Navy Strength Organic Ginbest gin in the world according to the ISC 2020 ranking, Canard-Duchene – one of the oldest champagnes since 1868, or Mr. Edmond Gin – the only gin in the world infused with the famous Bourbon vanilla.

During the pandemic, which accelerated the trend of digitalization, Nordic Group implemented Nordic Customer Platform – a CRM & SFA based on state-of-the-art SAP technology. The total investment of more than 500,000 euros is an important step in the Group’s approach for the implementation of its next digital projects.