Coca-Cola ap­points Sethi as VP for In­dia, South West Asia

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

NEW DELHI: Coca-Cola In­dia, the lo­cal arm of Amer­i­can bev­er­age com­pany Coca-Cola Co., on Tues­day said it has ap­pointed Sarvita Sethi as vice-pres­i­dent (fi­nance) for In­dia and South West Asia. Coca-Cola's In­dia and South West Asia busi­ness unit in­cludes Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Mal­dives, be­sides In­dia.

Sethi will take over from San­jeev Ku­mar, who will take over as direc­tor (fi­nance), Coca-Cola West Africa, the com­pany said in a state­ment. Sethi, who has been work­ing with Coca-Cola for the last eight years, will re­lo­cate from Athens to Coca-Cola's In­dia head­quar­ter in Gur­gaon. Sethi was the com­mer­cial fi­nance direc­tor for Coca-Cola Cen­tral & South­ern Europe (CSE) busi­ness based in Athens. She is known for be­ing in­stru­men­tal in the re­cov­ery of the CSE busi­ness in the last three years, the state­ment added.

Sethi will re­port to Venkatesh Kini, pres­i­dent, Coca-Cola In­dia and South West Asia. Prior to her stint in Athens, Sethi was the com­mer­cial fi­nance direc­tor for Great Bri­tain & Ire­land, based in Lon­don. Sethi is a char­tered ac­coun­tant and holds a Bach­e­lor of Science (joint hon­ours) in eco­nom­ics & ac­coun­tancy from City Univer­sity, UK. Ku­mar, who has been with Coca-Cola for 20 years and was part of the team that rein­tro­duced Coca-Cola in In­dia in 1993, will now head the fi­nance op­er­a­tions for 31 coun­tries in the Coca-Cola West Africa Busi­ness Unit, Coca-Cola said in a state­ment. He will re­port to Peter Njonjo, pres­i­dent, Coca-Cola West Africa Busi­ness Unit, it added. "These changes are in line with our goal of pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing Coca-Cola lead­ers and also main­tain­ing a steady pipe­line of se­nior tal­ent in the sys­tem. One of the rea­sons peo­ple value The Coca-Cola Com­pany is for its abil­ity to give them cross cul­ture and cross ge­og­ra­phy ex­pe­ri­ence, and both these lead­ers ex­em­plify that," Kini said.

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