I am going to walk you through my journey in Amarla Retail! Let’s get started…
My name is Vasiliki Athanasiou and I am the Travel Retail Area Manager for the VSBAs in Copenhagen and Helsinki airports.
I have been working in multiple international retail business in both Local Market and Travel Retail channels in Europe and counting over 9 years in managerial positions.
I joined Amarla Retail in April 2014 as a Store Manager in Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3. Within a short time, I took over the two stores in Copenhagen Airport Terminal 3 & 2. In 2016, I returned from maternity leave and I was leading the VSBA CPH T2. With driving and continuously delivering the Brands experience, I had the honour of winning a place on the Top 30 stores International for best execution on Visual Merchandising.
In the end of the year, I changed path and transferred to the Local Market in Fields Mall to help growing the stores sales and profitability. In 2017, I have been offered to take over again the Copenhagen Airport. Delivering en chased performance and profitability I was granted with the award Angels of Excellence Top performed Store International in Travel Retail. It was given me the opportunity on getting the most experienced VS trip I could ever imagine!
In 2018, I was promoted to a senior level position and got the Area Manager role for the TR DOS stores Copenhagen, Helsinki and Austria. I felt valued and appreciated that AMARLA recognized my effort and contribution to the company!
I love working as part of the team in AMARLA because forced me to develop new skills, build strong collaborations while keeping me continuously motivated to do my best each day to accomplish goals. I like challenging myself and AMARLA offering me the keys to deliver with passion the Brands experience under a supportive working environment!
Vasiliki Athanasiou, Area Manager, Copenhagen, Denmark