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Waldemar Kita
Polish businessman

Waldemar Kita

Waldemar Kita
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Intro Polish businessman
Is Businessperson Entrepreneur
From Poland France
Field Business
Gender male
Birth May 1953, Szczecin, Kingdom of Prussia
Age 69 years
Waldemar Kita
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Biography

Waldemar Kita (born 1953 in Szczecin, Poland) is a Polish millionaire businessman residing in France.

Optics

Kita made his fortune by establishing Cornéal in 1986. The company grew to become the foremost French, and fourth largest European firm designing and manufacturing intraocular lenses for cataract surgery and in the treatment of glaucoma. In December 2006, Kita sold Cornéal to Allergan for 180 million euros.

Football

Kita is a passionate football fan and in 1998 he bought Swiss club FC Lausanne-Sport, which he led as chairman up until 2001, when he sold the club again.

In 2007, he then bought Ligue 1 club FC Nantes, an 8-time French football champion. Kita reportedly paid around 10 million euros for the at the time financially strained club. He has been the chairman of the club ever since.

He was chosen as the best executive in French Football in 2014 by the prestigious magazine France Football.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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