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Robby Bourlas named CEO of Public-MediaMarkt

May 15, 2021

Joern Taubert steps down for personal reasons

Athens May 13, 2021 –Public-MediaMarkt (PMM), the leading omnichannel retailer in household appliances, consumer electronics and entertainment products in Greece and Cyprus, today announced the appointment of Robby Bourlas as the company’s CEO, following Joern Taubert’s decision to step down for personal reasons.

John Karagiannis, Olympia Group Executive Chairman said: “I would like to sincerely thank Joern for his dedication and service to the company. His forward-thinking, leadership, and personal commitment during this demanding time shaped by the pandemic have set the foundation for the launch of a new era at PMM. We wish him all the best for the future, as he returns to Germany to be with his family.”

Piet Coelewij, Chairman of PMM Board of Directors stated: “I am delighted to welcome Robby as CEO of PMM and I am confident that his leadership will inspire everyone at the company to deliver on our strategy. Robby has strong retail expertise, knows PMM well and can swiftly push forward our business plan.”  

Commenting on his appointment, Robby Bourlas said: “I am excited to return to PMM at this important time, joining an extremely talented team that is dedicated to relentlessly  drive change in the retail market.” 

Robby joined the Olympia Group in 2006 and since then he has successfully taken on various leadership roles across the Group, including as CEO at Public until 2015. He returns to PMM at an important time, as the company looks to further enhance its customer focus and deliver a unique omni-channel shopping experience.