ATLANTA — Coca-Cola has streamlined its operating structure and the senior leaders for those businesses, the company said.
Effective Jan. 1, 2013, Coca-Cola will organize around three major operating businesses: Coca-Cola International — which will consist of the company's Europe, Pacific and Eurasia and Africa operations; Coca-Cola Americas — which will consist of the company's North America and Latin America operations; and the Bottling Investments Group, which oversees the Coca-Cola-owned bottling operations outside of North America.
As part of the structure change, Ahmet Bozer, currently president of the Eurasia and Africa group, will be appointed president of Coca-Cola International; Steve Cahillane, currently president and CEO of Coca-Cola Refreshments, will be appointed president of Coca-Cola Americas; and Irial Finan will continue as president of BIG. All three executives will continue to report to Coca-Cola chairman and CEO Muhtar Kent.
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