Growing from strength to strength: John Nicolakakis has been nominated for TWO ALL Africa Business Leader awards

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A proudly South African success story, Roman’s Pizza has grown considerably under the leadership of John Nicolakakis. Nicolakakis’ entrepreneurial spirit, determination and commitment to the brand has been recognised through his nominations in the AABLA Awards 2015. He is a finalist in both the Young Business Leader Award, as well as Young Entrepreneur Award Categories, highlighting how Roman’s Pizza’s youthful and unconventional CEO has taken the brand to new heights for more than a decade.
The AABLA Awards were created to honour remarkable leadership and salute those who have contributed to and shaped the African economy. In order to be considered for the Awards, individuals must demonstrate that they are dynamic and successful leaders, capable of ingenuity and innovation and continuously striving for excellence. Bringing together his extensive experience in the fast food industry and his background in finance, Nicolakakis has steered the Roman’s Pizza brand through the transition from a small family business to a medium-sized corporation while remaining dedicated to what the brand has always been proud of: high-quality food and good value for money, hence the strapline “Best Pizza. Best Value.”
Bonnie Lee, Head of Marketing of Roman’s Pizza says, “We are thrilled that our CEO is being recognised for his leadership abilities in these prestigious awards. He makes us very proud! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our loyal customers, as without them, Roman’s Pizza wouldn’t be as successful as it is today. Thank you, South Africa!”
Nicolakakis says, “It is a huge honour to be nominated for these significant awards and I am also very excited for what the future will bring for the Roman’s Pizza brand. Its been a long and challenging road, however the continued support of the South African consumer has made us who we are today. These nominations were only possible due to our remarkable franchisees and head office team who inspire me to steer the ship successfully with a positive and light-hearted attitude. Thank you!”
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