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New Changes in Coca Cola Business Unit

The Coca-Cola Company announced three organisational changes in the Pacific Group effective from July 1, 2013.

By Franchise India Bureau
New Changes in Coca Cola Business Unit

Atul Singh, currently president and chief executive officer, India and South West Asia business units, is appointed as deputy president, Pacific Group. He will take the charge of the beverage giant's Greater China and Korea (GC&K) business unit, apart from India and Southwest Asia (INSWA).

Singh will look into GC&K unit, which also includes Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong and Macau and will report to Ahmet Bozer, president, Coca-Cola International. He has led the INSWA business unit, comprising key markets such as India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Maldives, for almost eight years.

India has registered 27 consecutive quarters of growth, out of which 19 have been quarters of double-digit growth under his leadership.

As part of the upgraded focus on the Coca-Cola Company's Mainland China business, David Brooks, president of the GC&K business unit, will serve as chairman, GC&K.  Brooke will look public affairs and communications and also sustainability functions, working for unit's operations in Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong and Macau reporting to Mr.Singh.

While, Venkatesh Kini, working as  senior vice-president, operations, India region, is appointed deputy business unit president, India and South West Asia (INSWA) Business Unit. He will keep an eye on operations and functional leadership. The entire senior functional leadership of the INSWA business unit will now report to Kini, who will continue to report to Singh. Mr. Kini has an experience of 14 years in the field of marketing, sales and general management roles in India and the US.

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