Coca Cola appoints James Quincey as new COO

COKEThe Coca-Cola Company today announced James Quincey as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Ahmet Bozer, Executive Vice President and President of Coca-Cola International is going to Retire after Distinguished 25-Year Career.

As President and COO, Quincey will have responsibility for all of the Company’s operating units worldwide. He will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Muhtar Kent.

Quincey,who is 50 years old, is associated with Coca-Cola for last 19-year and since 2013 served as President of The Coca-Cola Company’s Europe Group.

Under Quincey’s leadership, the Europe group has been proved Company’s most profitable operating group, strategically expanded its brand portfolio and improved execution across the geography.

Quincey also played an instrumental role in leading the recently announced proposed world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net revenues.

“Over nearly two decades, James has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

“He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams, he added.

Talking about his appointment as President & COO of the Coca Cola Company Quincey said, “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.”

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Quincey was a Partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spin off from Bain & Company and McKinsey. Quincey, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

Quincey joined the Company in Atlanta in 1996 as Director, Learning Strategy for the Latin America Group, and 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.

Among Quincey’s many accomplishments during this time was his leadership of the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.

Innocent is now sold in more than 14 countries and is well on its way to becoming one of the Company’s billion-dollar brands.

Quincey was the person behind the relaunch of Coca-Cola Zero and Acquisition of Jugos de Valle,one of the company’s 20 brands that generate more than a billion dollars in annual revenue.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands like Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid and more, With revenues about $20 billion USD.