Our Directors

Fournews is headed by 4 Directors, each with extensive individual experience and expertise in the food and beverage industry.

Our dynamic leaders draw inspiration from the latest international trends and success stories and introduce them to the local market. For 20 years now, the Directors regularly make exploratory journeys to investigate the international market drift in food, drink, entertainment and design.

The concepts are adapted and introduced to the Africa market through our group’s varied portfolio of brands.

Evan Florias

Executive Director - Finance (Bcompt Hons CA SA H.Dip Tax)

“ Life is too short to drink bad wine”

Evan Florias is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also attained a Higher Diploma in Tax Law. Evan is the CFO of Fournews, and together with his department, control management accounts of all the group stores and financial requirements of the various companies within the Fournews Group.

Nick Eleftheriadis

Executive Director – Marketing (BA, IMM)

“You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough” - Theodore Roosevelt

After gaining invaluable Marketing experience in the Electronics and Food and Beverage industry over the last 25 years, Nick devises and implements marketing strategies for the brands in the Fournews Group as a whole, supported by his Marketing Managers and in house design teams.

Michael Deftereos

Executive Director - Operations

“Stay hungry, stay foolish “ - Steve Jobs

Michael is responsible for the day to day operational requirements on all the Fournews Brands, and together with his team deliver on brand development, new projects and brand growth. Michael was previously the MD of Headline Leisure Management (a division of Fournews,) a specialist outsourced food & beverage company operating within casinos, hotels and airports.

Lambros Argirys

Executive Director - Logistics

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured”

Lambros comes from a family of restauranteurs and together with Stavros Florias, opened the first News Café in Hatfield, Pretoria. Lambros gained extensive experience from his father, who started the House of Coffee’s brand. He also has a wealth of knowledge and experience in franchising, having started the Postnet brand as well as other established brands in South Africa. Lambros handles the day to day logistics of Fournews’ Distribution Company Fusion Foods. He is also greatly involved in all new business ventures.