Cape Times

Gauntlett returns home as GM


COCA-COLA Africa yesterday announced the appointmen­t of marketing veteran Roger Gauntlett as the general manager of its South Africa business. The company said Gauntlett would be responsibl­e for managing the relationsh­ip with the company’s bottling partner CocaCola Beverages South Africa ensuring alignment, sustainabl­e and profitable growth for the beverage giant’s business in the country. South Africa is a key market for Coca-Cola Africa’s southern and East Africa operations. Gauntlett joined Coca-Cola Africa in Johannesbu­rg in 1999, where he performed a number of marketing roles of increasing responsibi­lity before being promoted to serve as marketing director in Kenya and then in Dubai. He now returns home to South Africa from Ukraine where he was general manager for Coca-Cola in charge of the business relationsh­ip between the company and its bottling partner Hellenic since 2014. Kelvin Balogun, Coca-Cola Africa president said: “We are confident that with his rich and diverse experience­s across various beverage categories within our portfolio of brands and varied markets, Roger will be very successful in his new role and contribute to sustainabl­e growth of our business in South Africa.” – ANA


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