Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Company has announced that Jennifer Mann will become president of the North America operating unit, effective Jan. 1.
Mann succeeds Alfredo Rivera, who will step down Dec. 31. He will remain with the company as a senior advisor through March 2023.
Rivera has led the North America operating unit since August 2020. He started his career in the Coca-Cola system in 1984 in Latin America and went on to serve in several roles across the hemisphere.
Before being named president of the North America operating unit, Rivera was president of the company’s former Latin America group, where he oversaw operations of four business units across 40 Latin and Caribbean countries.
“Alfredo has been a highly valued business partner for me and countless others across our system for nearly four decades,” said James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. “I thank Alfredo for his service and wish him all the best.”
Mann currently serves as corporate SVP and president of global ventures. Her team is responsible for globally scaling acquisitions and brands, including Costa Coffee and Coca-Cola’s investment in Monster Beverage Corp. A new leader for global ventures will be named at a later date.
In her new role, Mann will be corporate SVP and president, North America operating unit. “Jennifer has emerged as a strong business leader during her 25-year career with the company,” Quincey said. “Her background in operations across the U.S. and globally makes her a great fit to lead the company’s largest operating unit.”
Mann joined Coca-Cola in 1997 and went on to hold a number of roles of increasing responsibility. She became president of global ventures in 2019.
Prior to her role with global ventures, Mann served as chief people officer for the company and as chief of staff for Quincey. From 2012-15, she was VP and general manager of Coca-Cola Freestyle, where she accelerated the global expansion of freestyle and led its development across the Coca-Cola system.
Mann is a member of the board of directors of Coca-Cola Consolidated.
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