Nicos Andronicou is the Managing Director at “Andronicou Group of Companies” and the CEO at “Ways Online Network” (WON), actively involved in the fields of retail, e-commerce, and real estate. As a serial entrepreneur, Nicos’s strengths are his creativity, ambition, long term vision, drive for excellence, and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.
Nicos Andronicou was born on May 2nd in Limassol, Cyprus. Coming from a business family, his grandfather was a major exporter of spices and pulses covering the markets of Asia, Latin America and Africa, with pioneering business activities in Cyprus in the 1950’s and 1960’s. His father and mentor Andreas Andronicou is a well known and respected businessman in Cyprus.
Motivated by the notion that success is the result of consistent hard work, motivation and persistence, he is leading the Group to new opportunities. The entry of Andronicou Group in the retail industry of Cyprus through Smart Discount Shops, came at the moment when Cyprus was officially a member of the European Union, allowing the free movement of goods within Europe. The Group is lead with a clear mission of offering consumers the opportunity to live a better life by purchasing goods at competitive prices and exceptional service. That gave the opportunity to BLP, a member company of the Andronicou Group, to grow even more by representing tens of multinational companies and importing consumer goods from all parts of the world.
Andronicou Group is currently representing in Cyprus the Spanish retail giant DIA (www.diacorporate.com) of 7000 stores with an annual turnover of more than 10.5 billion euro, exclusively importing and distributing its DIA products throughout the 17 supermarkets across Cyprus.
In October of 2015, WaysExpress.com, member of Ways Online Network (WON), came to offer a prototype and cost-effective way of shopping online through a vast selection of consumer goods, lowest prices, and with a fast delivery anywhere in Cyprus and in thirty European counties. WaysExpress is currently the biggest online shop in Cyprus and is on a fast growth track servicing thousands of consumers every month around the world, with warehousing facilities in Cyprus, Greece, and Austria.
Actively involved in sports, Nicos has been a member of the National Basketball Team of Cyprus and part of the college basketball team of Radford University, Virginia USA. He is also member of the AIDA Freediving Club Cyprus with a static breath hold record of 4m 17sec. In 1998, during military service in the National Guard of Cyprus, he was rewarded with the prestigious Military Police Officer of the Year Award. Currently he holds the position of the Vice President at Apollon Basketball Club in Limassol
As from September 18th 2016, Nicos is a Guinness World Record holder for the “Biggest disposable diaper in the world” being 5.05 meters wide x 2.90 meters long. The event took place in Limassol, Cyprus, successfully beating the previous record that existed since 2007.
Nicos graduated with honors with a 3.9 GPA and holds a Business Management degree from Radford University, USA. He currently lives in Limassol.