Greece nabs the ELA Award for European Professional of the Year

ELA accounts for the largest Logistics Association in Europe and is a federation of 30 national organisations, covering almost every country in Central and Western Europe.
ELA Award

Greece finds itself at the top of Europe with KOTSOVOLOS Supply Chain and Home Services Director Michalis Ziglis winning the ELA Award for Professional of the Year 2016 held in Brussels on 14th April.

ELA accounts for the largest Logistics Association in Europe and is a federation of 30 national organisations, covering almost every country in Central and Western Europe.

ELA’s goal is to provide a forum for networking and promotion of the logistics and supply chain profession. The ‘ELA Award’ presented by the European Logistics Association (ELA) has become one of the most prestigious and important European logistics awards and is much sought after by companies throughout Europe. Its recognition of outstanding performance is highly valued by both previous winners and would-be winners alike.

Chairman of HILME and Board Member as well member of the Executive Board of ELA, Spyros Olypios said, “We must congratulate Michalis Ziglis and his team at KOTSOVOLOS for this great success.”

HILME has managed to establish two European ‘gold medals’ within a year against all odds, giving joy to the Greek Logistics Community and painting an extremely positive picture regarding Greek logistics and more specifically the level of human potential and expertise in Greece. It has reinforced this recognition by establishing the ELA Certification which is provided successfully to the Greek market. This distinction becomes even more important when awarded by your European fellow logisticians.

Ziglis had also won the equivalent title in February at the Greek Logistics Awards ‘Megas Alexandros’ which is organized by HILME each year to announce the finalists who will participate as candidates for the ELA Award.

Ziglishas has led the continuous evolution of Logistics for his company, providing pioneer services to the market and turning the company’s supply chain into a revenue stream. This has become a major differentiating factor for the customer to buy, against competition. The company’s initiatives in the corporate responsibility sector, with recycling, energy saving initiatives and parental control services which he has overlooked, are exclusive in the Greek market and have been repeatedly awarded at a localized level. 

He has succeeded Anestis Partalidis, General Manager of Trade Logistics, who was awarded the title ‘Professional of the Year 2015’, placing Greece at the top of Europe for a second time in a row.

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