The ERKE brand was launched in South Africa by Spiros Mavraganis and Nadia Dracopoulos back in December 2013 and is the first English speaking country to introduce the ERKE brand worldwide with our first ERKE shop to hit African soil in Gardens Shopping Centre, one of South Africa’s oldest shopping centres.
Named ABSA Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2001 for pioneering a new retail model for selling discounted educational supplies.
Spiros is passionate about footwear and he constantly strives to bring innovative, light, comfortable and well-priced products that meet the needs of Africa.
Spiros focuses on brand expansion and his vision is to see ERKE become both a trusted household name and the footwear of choice across Africa.
Before launching ERKE, Nadia was part of a dynamic team that pioneered the national pharmacy model still used today.
A trusted partner who coordinates all of our marketing, Nadia plays an integral part of the ERKE family in ensuring every season has new and innovative products which are cutting edge, offer excellent fit, value and quality.
Her vision is to see Africa walk in affordable comfort.