As of 28 October, Zane Kaktiņa who has extensive experience in marketing, strategy development and business analytics will become the head of Akropole shopping and entertainment centre. Her task will be to continue boosting Akropole’s visibility in both local and Baltic markets and strengthen its position as one of the leading shopping and entertainment centres in the Baltics.
‘I am honoured to join Akropole’s team of professionals. This is the biggest challenge of my career and I am extra motivated to do my best. I have many ideas for further growth and success of Akropole, but already now I can say that my work will mainly focus on customers, satisfying their needs and desires and fruitful cooperation with our partners and tenants. I believe that Akropole’s greatest advantage lies in its versatile, unparalleled offer of brands, numerous unique entertainment options and a modern office building which is the biggest Business centre, that’s connected to a shopping centre,’ says Zane Kaktiņa.
Zane has been working in retail for 18 years. She took on prominent marketing, strategy development and business analytics positions at Maxima retail chain in Latvia, Estonia and Bulgaria. Zane Kaktiņa has a Master’s degree in social sciences from University of Latvia. ‘Many years of international experience in retail sector and marketing as well as involvement in multiple projects will definitely help me manage the most advanced shopping centre in Rīga. This invitation to lead Akropole is a great opportunity to prove myself in this new, exciting position,’ adds Zane Kaktiņa.
Chairman of the Board of Akropolis Group Vytautas Labeckas noted that by coming into the Latvian market Akropole has introduced numerous previously unseen brands into this market and provided a wide variety of dining and entertainment options. ‘Akropole's management team already has many experienced professionals and Zane Kaktiņa will be a strong addition to the team. I am confident that Zane’s experience and knowledge will bring great value to our shopping centre,’ says Akropolis Group Chairman of the Board Vytautas Labeckas.
Akropole is one of the largest development projects in Latvia in the last decade. The shopping centre opened its doors on 4 April and soon after that Akropole welcomed its millionth visitor. As a development project, Akropole is a 98,000 sq. m building on a 16-hectare site. The biggest Business centre in Latvia, that’s connected to a shopping centre, is located in Akropole and, in addition to well-known fashion and lifestyle brands, in two floors the shopping and leisure centre offer new brands, which have not been seen in Latvia before, restaurants and cafes catering to any taste, a large all-season skating rink, a movie theatre with nine auditoriums (including the first IMAX auditorium in Latvia), a large and elegant Maxima XXX superstore, a modern fitness centre and an outdoor playground. O’Learys entertainment area features bowling, billiards, sports game simulators and other exciting entertainment options for the entire family.