Coca-Cola Names James Quincey President and Chief Operating Officer

“The Board unanimously agrees that James Quincey’s leadership experience coupled with his strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results make him the right person to help execute Coca-Cola’s strategic priorities and drive sustainable growth,” commented Sam Nunn, Independent Lead Director of The Coca-Cola Company’s Board. “Additionally, James will complement Muhtar’s skills and qualities, making them a formidable team as they work to advance the Company’s growth agenda.”

Reporting to Quincey will be Irial Finan, President, Bottling Investments and Supply Chain;
J. Alexander “Sandy” Douglas Jr., President, North America Group; Brian Smith, President, Latin America Group; Atul Singh, President, Asia Pacific Group; Nathan Kalumbu, President, Eurasia & Africa Group; and Harry Anderson, Senior Vice President, Global Business Services. Also reporting to Quincey will be two executives leading the Company’s strategic investment partnerships, Deryck van Rensburg and Doug Jackson. Dan Sayre, Western Europe Business Unit President, and Nikos Koumettis, Central and Southern Europe Business Unit President, will continue to report to Quincey.

“I am excited and honored to take on this role and look forward to partnering with Muhtar and our talented senior leadership team to deliver on our 2020 Vision and help accelerate the strategic actions we’ve outlined to reinvigorate growth across our Company and system worldwide,” said Quincey.

Concurrent to Quincey’s appointment, Ahmet Bozer, Executive Vice President and President of Coca-Cola International, will retire after a distinguished 25-year career in the Coca-Cola system. Bozer will stay with Coca-Cola until March 2016, to ensure a smooth transition and serve as an adviser to Muhtar Kent and the Company on key strategic initiatives.

Kent said, “During his more than two decades at Coca-Cola, Ahmet has made numerous contributions to our system. As President of International, he was instrumental in leading both the recent streamlining of our international business and the evolution of key bottling operations in Africa and Western Europe. In addition, he has led the sustained growth of many of our key developing markets throughout Eurasia and Africa, and has played an important role in reinvigorating growth in critical Asia Pacific markets.

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