Franchise Management
Manager of the Year 2022

Achilleas Lazarou

Head of International Markets & Network Development
Coffee Island

Achilleas Lazarou, Head of international Markets & Network development at Coffee Island, orchestrated within 9 years 15 different company divisions, company teams, and 380 partners and led the implementation of the company’s strategic network expansion plan.

It is an extraordinary effort and achievement of a dynamic, extrovert, and healthy brand and the personal commitment of Mr. Lazarou secured the milestones and the results: opened 350 new stores (in 114 Greek cities and 52 International locations); market penetration in 8 countries; the model was recognized by 11 international organizations; in 2022 the European Coffee Awards named Coffee Island as the Best Coffee Chain in Southern Europe for the fourth time. Achilleas Lazarou candidacy for the Franchise Management Manager of the Year 2022 category exemplifies strategic competence, top-notch project management, and franchise development know-how of the highest international standards.