The Coca-Cola Company has announced three key leadership appointments as part of an ongoing project to create an organisation that is highly networked, less hierarchical and future-facing.
Henrique Braun, who already serves as president of the Brazil business unit, will become president of the company’s new Latin America operating unit.
Nikos Koumettis, current president of the Europe, Middle East & Africa group, will take up the position of president of the new Europe operating unit.
Meanwhile, Nancy Quan (who currently oversees functions including: the company’s technical and supply chain community; strategic ingredient procurement; and flavour supply and manufacturing) will lead combined innovation and technical function, following the retirement of chief innovation officer, Robert Long.
This news follows the company’s announcement last week that it will undergo a major global restructuring focused on three pillars: operations, beverage categories and the services that enable them around the world.
Coca-Cola already employs over 700,000 people.