Alina Barcaru, member of the Board of Directors of Farmexim | Help Net, with responsibilities for Operations and Logistics, retires from the company as of 1 December 2022. Having been with Farmexim since 1997, Alina Barcaru has contributed significantly to the computerization of Farmexim and Help Net processes, coordinated Farmexim's logistical development and has also contributed in the wholesale (B2B) area, being involved in the development and implementation of the Benefica loyalty program, dedicated to independent pharmacies. Since 2019, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Farmexim | Help Net, and since 2020 Group Operations and Logistics Director for PHOENIX group companies in Romania.
Tsvetomir Stoyanov, member of the Board of Directors of PHOENIX Pharma EOOD Bulgaria, with responsibilities for Operations and Logistics, will be taking over on an interim basis the homologous roles in Romania, while maintaining his position within PHOENIX Pharma EOOD in Bulgaria. Tsvetomir Stoyanov joined PHOENIX group in 2019 and has over 20 years of experience in logistics and operations, in a career path that has included key roles in large organizations such as Coca-Cola HBC, Kaven-Iradis Group and ECOPACK Bulgaria.
Starting February 1, 2022, Farmexim / Help Net Group, part of PHOENIX group, will have a new CEO: Mr. Nikolay Kolev will take over the management of PHOENIX companies in Romania from Sebastian Ring. After three years in Romania, during which he has strengthened one of the strongest pharmaceutical and drug distribution networks in the country, Sebastian Ring is given a new role within the Phoenix group to coordinate the integration of a newly merged company.
In addition to his new position as a Managing Director of PHOENIX companies in Romania, Nikolay Kolev will continue to perform his current role as a Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors at PHOENIX Pharma Bulgaria.
The PHOENIX group, a leading healthcare provider in Europe, is now present in the Romanian pharmaceutical market after integrating wholesaler Farmexim and Help Net pharmacy chain. In a total of 29 countries, PHOENIX group supplies pharmacies, doctors, and medical institutions with drugs and health products from more than 224 distribution centres and provides specialised services for more than 200 pharmaceutical companies through our All-in-One program, having an important contribution to comprehensive healthcare in Europe.
Farmexim understands the important role played in the society, along with the hospitals, pharmacies and all other institutions that serve people’s health. This is why, in the current context of the coronavirus epidemics, our team strives to maintain the delivery flow intact so the medicines get to the patients uniterruptedly. Our nationwide network of warehouses and our fast readjustment to the current situation are our advantages that will help us continue our activity safely for our employees, the pharmacies and the patients.
Farmexim supports independent pharmacies through the Benefica loyalty program, a partnership developed for providing the entire community with access to premium health services. The Benefica Partner Pharmacies brand was born out of the desire to come closer to independent pharmacies and patients through professionalism and excellence, quality service and effective communication. Benefica's independent pharmacy partners enjoy support in business management or marketing, dedicated commercial conditions and a strong brand they can rely on. Benefica is part of the PHOENIX Pharmacy Partnership, the PHOENIX group's European network of cooperation programmes.