Artur Rytel, President, Green Holding Sp. z o.o.

From an early age, Artur Rytel had ambitious plans to grow the family farming business. He wanted to provide fresh vegetables year-round and meet the demand for healthy, convenient food. Over the past 20 years, Artur has helped Green Holding thrive while growing, storing and delivering fresh produce through a modern, integrated supply chain.

Artur engaged suppliers who could provide year-round produce and developed cold chain logistics via a refrigeration system so the company could introduce packaged salads to Poland on a large scale. Green Holding has operations in Poland, Ukraine and Germany with a team of 1,300 employees. The company almost collapsed during an economic slowdown in 1998, but Artur did not let that stop him, winning a contract to supply a multinational fast food company.

With Green Holding, Artur hopes to promote healthy eating. He says, “Our mission is to provide the freshest and healthiest diet to our consumers and at the same time facilitate and stimulate the changes to better nutrition habits.”