Board of Directors
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Herbert A. Allen has been director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1982. Mr. Allen is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Allen & Company Incorporated, a privately held investment firm, and has held these positions for more than the past five years. He previously served as a Director of Convera Corporation from 2000 to 2010.
Ronald W. Allen has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 1991. Mr. Allen served as Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. from February 2012 until his retirement in August 2014. Mr. Allen served as a Director of Aaron’s, Inc. from 1997 until August 2014. Mr. Allen also served as President of Aaron’s Inc. from February 2012 to April 2014 and as Chairman of the Board of Aaron’s, Inc. from November 2012 until April 2014. Mr. Allen served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron’s, Inc. from November 2011 to February 2012. Mr. Allen retired as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Air Lines, Inc., one of the world’s largest global airlines, in July 1997. From July 1997 through July 2005, Mr. Allen was a consultant to and Advisory Director of Delta Air Lines, Inc. He previously served as a Director of Guided Therapeutics Inc. from 2008 to January 2014 and Forward Air Corporation from 2011 to 2013. He was elected a director of Forward Air Corporation in November 2014. He is also a Director of Aircastle Limited.
Mr. Bolland has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2015. Mr. Bolland is Head of European Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group Inc., one of the world’s leading investment firms, and has held this position with since September 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Marks & Spencer Group p.l.c., an international, multi-channel retailer, from May 2010 to April 2, 2016. He served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, a leading supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, from September 2006 to April 2010. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Heineken N.V., one of the world’s largest brewers, from 2005 to July 2006, and as an executive board member of Heineken N.V. from 2001 to July 2006. Mr. Bolland started his career at Heineken N.V. in the Netherlands in 1987, serving in several international management positions including Managing Director of Heineken Export Group Worldwide, a subsidiary of Heineken N.V., from 1999 to 2001, and Managing Director of Heineken Slovensko, a subsidiary of N.V., from 1995 to 1998. He previously served as a Director of ManpowerGroup Inc. from July 2004 to February 2015. Mr. Bolland also is a Director of International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. and Exor N.V.
Ms. Botín has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2013. Ms. Botín is Executive Chairman of Banco Santander, S.A., the parent bank of Grupo Santander, and has held this position since September 2014. She has served as a director of Banco Santander, S.A. since 1989. Ms. Botín served as Chief Executive Officer of Santander UK plc, a leading financial services provider in the United Kingdom and subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A., from December 2010 to September 2014. She has served as a director of Santander UK plc since December 2010. Ms. Botín served as Executive Chairman of Banco Español de Crédito, S.A., also a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A., from 2002 to 2010. She started her 38-year career in the banking industry at JP Morgan in New York in 1981 and in 1988 joined Banco Santander, S.A., where she established and led its international corporate banking business in Latin America in the 1990s. She previously served as a director of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., a global insurance company based in Italy, from 2004 to 2011. She is also a Director of Santander UK plc.
Christopher Davis has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since April 2018. Davis is Chairman of Davis Advisors, an independent investment management firm founded in 1969. Davis oversees approximately $20 billion of client assets for both individuals and institutions worldwide. Davis joined Davis Advisors in 1989 as a financial analyst. In 1995, he became a portfolio manager of the firm’s flagship funds, Davis New York Venture Fund and Selected American Shares. Prior to joining Davis Advisors, he served as a research analyst at Tanaka Capital Management and as an accountant at State Street Bank and Trust Co. Davis received a master’s degree with honors from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
Barry Diller has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2002. Mr. Diller is Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp, a leading media and Internet company. Mr. Diller held the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp and its predecessors since August 1995 and ceased serving as Chief Executive Officer in December 2010. Mr. Diller is also Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive of Expedia Group, Inc., an online travel company. Mr. Diller has served as Special Advisor to TripAdvisor, Inc., an online travel company. Mr. Diller served as Special Advisor to TripAdvisor, Inc., an online travel company, from April 2013 to March 2017, and served as its Chairman and Senior Executive from December 2011, when it was spun off from Expedia, Inc., until December 2012, and was a member of its Board until April 2013. Mr. Diller served as the non-executive Chairman of Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. from January 2010 to October 2010 and was a member of its Board until January 2011. Mr. Diller previously served as a director of Graham Holdings Company from 2000 to January 2017.
Dr. Gayle has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2013. Dr. Gayle is President and Chief Executive Officer, The Chicago Community Trust, a community foundation dedicated to improving the Chicago region through strategic grant making, civic engagement and inspiring philanthropy, and has held this position since October 2017. Dr. Gayle held the position of Chief Executive Officer of McKinsey Social Initiative, an independent non-profit organization founded by McKinsey & Company, which brings together expert problem solvers to develop innovative approaches to complex social challenges, from July 2015 to September 2017. She held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization, from 2006 to 2015. From 2001 to 2006, she served as program director in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Gayle started her career in public health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) in 1984 where she served for 20 years, holding various positions, ultimately becoming the director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention in 1995. She is also a Director of Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Alexis Herman has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2007. Ms. Herman is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of New Ventures LLC, a corporate consulting company, and has held these positions since 2001. She served as Chair of the Business Advisory Board of Sodexo, Inc., an integrated food and facilities management services company, through 2013 and serves as a member of Toyota Motor Corporation's Diversity Advisory Board and Global Advisory Board. As Chair of the Company's Human Resources Task Force from 2001 to 2006, Ms. Herman worked with the Company to identify ways to improve its human resources policies and practices following the November 2000 settlement of an employment lawsuit. From 1997 to 2001, she served as U.S. Secretary of Labor. She is also a Director of Cummins Inc., Entergy Corporation and MGM Resorts International.
Bobby Kotick has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2012. Mr. Kotick is President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of interactive entertainment, and has held these positions since 2008. Mr. Kotick served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the predecessor to Activision Blizzard, Inc. from 1991 to 2008. Mr. Kotick is the co-founder of the Call of Duty Endowment, a non-profit public benefit corporation that seeks to help organizations that provide job placement and training services for veterans.
Maria Elena Lagomasino has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2008 and Lead Independent Director since April 2019. Ms. Lagomasino is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of WE Family Offices, a global family office serving high net worth families, and has held these positions since March 2013. Ms. Lagomasino served as Chief Executive Officer of GenSpring Family Offices, LLC, an affiliate of SunTrust Banks, Inc., from November 2005 through October 2012. From 2001 to 2005, Ms. Lagomasino was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JPMorgan Private Bank, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a global financial services firm. Prior to assuming this position, she was Managing Director of The Chase Manhattan Bank in charge of its Global Private Banking Group. Ms. Lagomasino had been with Chase Manhattan since 1983 in various positions in private banking. She served as a Director of the Company from April 2003 to April 2006. She is also a Director of The Walt Disney Company. She previously served as a Director of Avon Products, Inc. from December 2001 to March 2016.
James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and was elected Chairman of the board in 2019.
Quincey is leading Coca-Cola in its continuing evolution as a total beverage company. Coca-Cola is a growth company that provides brands and beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable, all while doing business the right way. The result is shared opportunity for communities, customers, employees and shareowners.
Before becoming CEO, Quincey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 2015 to 2017.
From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the company’s Europe Group. Under his leadership, the group expanded its brand portfolio and improved market share. Quincey also played a key role in the creation of Coca-Cola European Partners, one of the largest independent Coca-Cola bottlers in the world. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit from 2008 to 2012. This role included leading the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.
Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as director of learning strategy for the Latin America Group. He went on to serve in a series of operational roles in Latin America, eventually leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin division in 2003. He was President of the company’s Mexico division from 2005 to 2008, where he led the acquisition of Jugos de Valle.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Quincey was a partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spinoff of Bain & Company and McKinsey.
Quincey serves as vice co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum and is a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council.
Quincey, who speaks English and Spanish, received a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Liverpool. He is a native of Britain.
Caroline Tsay has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since April 2018. Ms. Tsay is CEO of Compute Software Inc., a Mountain View, California-based enterprise cloud optimization software company. Ms. Tsay previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Prior to HPE, Ms. Tsay held six years of product leadership roles across the consumer search, e-commerce and advertising businesses at Yahoo! Inc. Prior to joining Yahoo! in 2007, she spent three years at IBM Global Services as a senior consultant in supply chain and customer relationship management. Ms. Tsay also serves as a director for Morningstar Inc. She has been recognized on The National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. She earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. in management science and engineering, both from Stanford University. Ms. Tsay previously served as a director of Rosetta Stone Inc. from 2014 to July 2018 and Travelzoo Inc. from 2015 to May 2017.
David B. Weinberg has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2015. Mr. Weinberg is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Judd Enterprises, Inc., a private, investment-management office with diverse interests in a variety of asset classes, and President of Digital Bandwidth LLC, its private, early-stage technology investing affiliate, and has held these positions since 1996. From September 1989 to June 1996, Mr. Weinberg was a partner in the corporate, securities and investment-management practice of Mayer, Brown & Platt, a leading international law firm.