New CEO at the Helm of Kifli.hu

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Gabriel Makki is set to take over as CEO of Kifli.hu, replacing Péter Klekner, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

Makki most recently served as regional vice president and commercial officer at Procter & Gamble Central Europe, bringing aboard more than 20 years of experience in international FMCG business and senior management.

Rohlik Group International CEO Olin Novák said, “I am grateful to Péter for his help over the past two years. He led Kifli through a difficult period of COVID, and he is now handing over a stable company to Gabriel, whom I know personally, and I am sure of his knowledge and expertise."

The outgoing CEO, Péter Klekner, added, "I would like to thank all our customers for helping us to become better every day, as well as for their honest feedback and appreciation. I wish Gabe and the team all the best and much success as they continue to improve the lives of Kifli.hu customers."

Makki, who has lived in Hungary for 10 years, noted “I admire what Kifli.hu has achieved so far, and I appreciate the entrepreneurial culture, the customer-centric operations, and the passionate, competent team. I am confident that our best years are ahead of us. We will continue to focus on driving rapid growth by delighting Hungarian customers with our service and range on the path of transforming the industry."

Kifli.hu was launched three years ago from a warehouse in Kőbánya as part of the Rohlik Group, founded by Tom Cupr. The company has become a strong and stable player in the Hungarian online FMCG market. Under Klekner's leadership, the company exceeded the 3 million fulfilled orders mark, significantly increased its delivery area, offered secure jobs to couriers who were in a difficult situation due to the closure tax system changes in Hungary, and achieved new order records in December.

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