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08/23/2022

Coca-Cola Taps Jennifer Mann as President of Its North America Operating Unit

Liz Dominguez
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Jennifer Mann will be taking over the role of corporate senior vice president and president of the company’s North America operating unit. 

Mann currently holds the position of corporate senior vice president and president of Global Ventures at Coca-Cola. She has primarily been responsible for scaling global acquisitions and brands, including Costa Coffee and Monster Beverage Corp. 

“Jennifer has emerged as a strong business leader during her 25-year career with the company,” said James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “Her background in operations across the United States and globally makes her a great fit to lead the company’s largest operating unit.”

Mann joined Coca-Cola in 1997, becoming president of Global Ventures in 2019. Prior to that, Mann served as chief people officer for the company and as chief of staff for Quincey. She was also vice president and general manager of Coca-Cola Freestyle, where she accelerated the global expansion of Freestyle and led its development across the Coca-Cola system.

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She also previously held various customer and operational roles, including director, McDonald's customer and consumer operations; director, Good Answer; and vice president, foodservice and on-premise strategy and marketing for Coca-Cola Refreshments.

Mann will be taking on the new role effective January 1, 2023. A new leader for Global Ventures will be named at a later date. 

Mann is replacing Alfredo Rivera, who is stepping down on December 31 but will remain in an advisory role through March 2023. He held the current position since August 2020 and began his career with Coca-Cola in 1997. 

Prior to joining Latin Center, Rivera was sparkling beverages general manager for the Mexico business unit. He also served as general manager of the Ecuador business, leading the turnaround of the business under challenging circumstances. Prior to that, he was southeast region manager in the Brazil division.

Rivera spent the first 13 years of his career working for independent Coca-Cola bottlers in Honduras and El Salvador.

“Alfredo has been a highly valued business partner for me and countless others across our system for nearly four decades,” said Quincey. “I thank Alfredo for his service and wish him all the best.”

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