Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Muhtar Kent has an extensive history with The Coca-Cola Company beginning in 1978. Over the course of his career, he has held numerous leadership positions within the Coca-Cola system, including General Manager of Coca-Cola Turkey and Central Asia; President of the East Central Europe Division; Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil – Europe; and President of Coca-Cola International. He has held his current position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2009.
Mr. Kent holds a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Hull in England and a Master of Science in administrative sciences from Cass Business School, City University, London.
He is the Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum, Chairman of the International Business Roundtable, a past Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council and Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Council. He serves on the boards of 3M, Special Olympics International, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catalyst, and Emory University.
The Coca-Cola Company has been a sponsor of FIRST for 10 years, providing significant in-kind product donations, as well as financial support for the annual FIRST Championship event and FIRST events in the Atlanta region.