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Coca Cola names James Quincey chairman

Staff Writer |
Atlanta, Ga., USA - James Quincey was elected as the 14th chairman of The Coca-Cola Company.

Mr. Quincey is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Coca-Cola Company.

Before becoming CEO on May 1, 2017, Mr. Quincey led all of the company’s operating units worldwide as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2015.

From 2013 to 2015, he served as President of The Coca-Cola Company’s Europe Group, which is comprised of 38 countries including the Member States of the European Union, the European Free Trade Association countries and the Balkans.

He also played an instrumental role in leading the merger of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke AG to form Coca-Cola European Partners Plc., which is now the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues.

Prior to his role as head of the Europe Group, Mr. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit (NWEN) from 2008 to 2012.

From 2005 to 2008, he was President of the Mexico Division.

Mr. Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as Director of Learning Strategy for the Latin America Group.

He went on to serve in a series of operational roles of increased responsibility in Latin America, leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin Division in 2003.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Mr. Quincey was a Partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spin off from Bain & Company and McKinsey.