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Dorota Pomacho-Pątkiewicz appointed Green Caffè Nero CEO

Pomacho-Pątkiewicz will succeed outgoing CEO Adam Ringer who has led the Polish joint venture since its inception in 2012

A Green Caffè Nero store in Warsaw | Photo credit: Jacek Dylag


Caffè Nero has appointed Dorota Pomacho-Pątkiewicz as the new CEO of its Polish business, where it operates as Green Caffè Nero, effective 1 December 2023. 

Pomacho-Pątkiewicz will report directly to Caffè Nero Group Founder and CEO Gerry Ford and will assume responsibility for the coffee chain’s 77 stores across Warsaw, Krakow and Wroclaw. 

In her new role, Pomacho-Pątkiewicz will lead Green Caffè Nero’s next development phase, which includes opening 10 new stores across the next 12 months. 

She joins Green Caffè Nero from German fashion retail group Peek & Cloppenburg, where she worked as Head of Omnichannel Strategy and E-commerce Development for Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. 

“I am happy to join Green Caffè Nero – a company that has always shown good results and growth, while maintaining a warm, friendly and family atmosphere. The company has great potential to continue to grow, while remaining a meeting place liked and valued by the local community,” she said.   

Pomacho-Pątkiewicz will succeed Adam Ringer, who founded Green Coffee in 2003 before collaborating with Caffè Nero Founder and CEO Gerry Ford to create the Green Caffè Nero brand in 2012. Ringer will continue to advise the coffee chain’s supervisory board. 

“The board and I also thank Adam Ringer for everything he has done over the last 12 years. His passion, dedication and commitment to the business were exceptional, and his leadership helped us through difficult times, especially during the pandemic,” Ford said. 

Green Caffè Nero is the fifth largest branded coffee chain in Poland by outlets, behind McCafé, Cukiernia Sowa, Costa Coffee and Grycan. 

World Coffee Portal research forecasts the total Polish branded coffee shop market will grow by more than 100 outlets over the next five years to exceed 1,500 stores. 

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