Board of Directors
Meet our Board of Directors and view their bios
Herb Allen was elected as a Director of The Coca-Cola Company in 2021. He has been president of Allen & Co. LLC since 2002. Allen & Co. is a privately held investment banking firm based in New York, focused on the media, entertainment, technology and other innovative industries.
As president of Allen & Co., Mr. Allen has supervised all business operations, including financial advisory and investment banking services to public and private companies. He also supervises the firm’s principal financial and accounting officers.
Prior to Allen & Co., Mr. Allen held positions with T. Rowe Price and Botts & Co. Ltd. Mr. Allen is a graduate of Yale University and lives in New York.
Mr. Allen currently serves as an alternate director for Grupo Televisa. He is an advisory board member for the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Center for a New Economy.
Mr. Bolland has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2015. Mr. Bolland is Chairman of Blackstone Europe as well as Chairman of Blackstone Group International Partners LLP. Mr. Bolland was Head of European Portfolio Operations of Blackstone Inc., one of the world’s leading investment firms, from September 2016 to January 2022. 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 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 Heineken N.V., from 1995 to 1998. He previously served as a director of ManpowerGroup Inc. from 2004 to 2015 and International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. from 2016 to 2020. Mr. Bolland also is a director of Exor N.V.
Ms. Botín has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2013. Ms. Botín is Executive Chair 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 served as a director of Santander UK plc from 2010 to 2021. Ms. Botín served as Executive Chair of Banco Español de Crédito, S.A., also a subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A., from 2002 to 2010. She started her over 40-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, and also previously served as a director of Santander UK Group Holdings plc from 2014 to 2021. Ms. Botin is also a director at Santander Holdings USA, Inc.
Christopher Davis has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since April 2018. Mr. Davis is Chairman of Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., an independent investment management firm founded in 1969 that oversees approximately $20 billion of client assets for both individuals and institutions worldwide. Mr. Davis joined Davis Selected Advisers 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 Selected Advisers, he served as a research analyst at Tanaka Capital Management and as an accountant at State Street Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Davis received a master’s degree with honors from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Mr. Davis holds investment company directorships in Selected Funds, Davis Funds and Clipper Funds Trust, three fund complexes which are advised by Davis Selected Advisers and other entities controlled by Davis Selected Advisers. He is also a director at Graham Holdings Company and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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 Inc., a leading media and Internet company. Mr. Diller has held the positions of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of IAC Inc. and its predecessors since August 1995 and ceased serving as Chief Executive Officer in November 2010. Mr. Diller is also Chairman of the Board and Senior Executive of Expedia Group, 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 is also a director at MGM Resorts International.
Carolyn Everson was elected as a Director of The Coca-Cola Company in 2022. Ms. Everson is a Senior Advisor at Permira, a global private equity firm, and has held this position since January, 2023.
Ms. Everson is a business leader with extensive experience in media and consumer-facing companies. Prior to joining Permira, she was an Advisor/Active Angel Investor and prior to that, she served as president of Instacart. Prior to that role, she was vice president, Global Business Group, at Facebook, Inc., now known as Meta Platforms, Inc., where she led a global team of more than 4,000 people and was responsible for over $80 billion in revenue. Prior to Facebook, Ms. Everson was corporate vice president of the Global Advertising Sales, Strategy and Marketing at Microsoft Corporation. Her other previous roles included seven years at Viacom, where she ultimately served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of U.S. TV Sales at MTV Networks at Viacom. Prior to Viacom, Ms. Everson worked at Primedia, Inc., Walt Disney Imagineering and Accenture Consulting.
Ms. Everson serves on the boards of The Walt Disney Company, Under Armour, Inc., Villanova University, the Humane Society of the United States, Columbia University Irving Medical Center and The Knot Worldwide. She previously served as a director of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. from 2016 to 2018 and The Hertz Corporation from 2013 to 2018.
Ms. Everson earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and communications from Villanova University. She has a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
Dr. Gayle has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since 2013. Dr. Gayle is President of Spelman College, a leading liberal arts college widely recognized as the global leader in the education of women of African descent, and has held this position since July 2022. She served as 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, from October 2017 to June 2022. 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, holding various positions, ultimately becoming the director of the CDC’s National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention in 1995. Dr. Gayle was previously a director at Colgate-Palmolive Company from 2010 to 2021 and GoHealth, Inc. from July 2020 to May 2022. She is also a director of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. and Organon & Co.
Thomas S. Gayner has served as CEO of Markel Group since the start of 2023 and was co-CEO from 2016 through 2022. Markel is a holding company with operations in insurance, services and industrial operations.
Gayner joined Markel in 1990 to form Markel Gayner Asset Management, which provided equity investment counsel for Markel as well as outside clients. Prior to Markel, Gayner held roles with Davenport & Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Gayner currently serves as chairman of the board of the Davis Series Mutual Funds and on the boards of Graham Holdings and Markel. He previously served on the boards of Cable One and Colfax Corp. He is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System.
Gayner earned a bachelor of science degree in commerce from the University of Virginia.
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 Chair of Toyota Motor Corporation's Diversity Advisory Board and a member of Toyota’s 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. Ms. Herman previously served as a director at Cummins Inc. from 2001 to 2022 and Entergy Corporation from 2003 to May 2023. She is also a Director at MGM Resorts International.
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 JP Morgan 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.
Amity Millhiser has been a director of The Coca-Cola Company since July 2023. She previously served as a partner and Vice Chair at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, working as a senior counsel for clients ranging from high-growth startups to market-leading multinationals.
Earlier, Millhiser served as Chief Clients Officer and as a member of PwC’s U.S. Leadership Team, where she was responsible for overseeing key client relationships and driving growth through PwC’s 15-plus industries and 90-plus U.S. markets.
Millhiser founded the firm’s Switzerland-based Transaction Services Practice, a Center of Excellence for U.S./European cross-border deals, and served as the Market Managing Partner of PwC’s Silicon Valley practice. She has deep transaction experience that includes acquisitions, divestitures, capital market transactions and IPOs and has been one of the U.S. firm’s leading advisers on digital and emerging technologies as well as digital and organizational transformations.
She retired from PwC in June 2023.
Millhiser is a vocal advocate for women in leadership. She was recognized as one of the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology in 2015 and one of Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence in 2012.
Millhiser is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.
James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Mr. 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.
Mr. 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, Mr. 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. Mr. 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. Mr. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit from 2008 to 2013. This role included leading the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.
Mr. 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 del Valle. Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Mr. Quincey was a partner in strategy consulting at The Kalchas Group, a spinoff of Bain & Company and McKinsey.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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. Mr. Quincey is also a director at Pfizer Inc.
Caroline Tsay has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since April 2018. She served as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Compute Software, Inc., a Mountain View, California-based enterprise cloud optimization software company, from January 2017 to November 2022. Ms. Tsay previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (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 2018 and also previously served as a director at Travelzoo Inc. from 2015 to 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.
Mr. Weinberg serves on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, a think tank whose mission includes improving governance at the global level. He also serves on the Executive and Investment Committees of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University. Mr. Weinberg is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.