Coca-Cola names CEO Quincey as its chair­man to re­place Kent

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Coca-Cola Co. named its pres­i­dent and CEO as chair­man of the com­pany’s board.

James Quincey will be­come chair­man and CEO fol­low­ing Coke’s an­nual meet­ing in April.

The At­lanta com­pany al­ready has an­nounced that long­time Coke ex­ec­u­tive Bryan Smith will be­come pres­i­dent and chief oper­a­tions of­fi­cer on Jan. 1.

Quincey will re­place Muhtar Kent, who was Coke’s chair­man and CEO from 2009 to 2017 and con­tin­ued as chair­man af­ter Quincey be­came CEO. Kent is re­tir­ing af­ter a 41-year ca­reer with Coke.

Coke also an­nounced Thurs­day that for­mer U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn of Ge­or­gia is leav­ing Coke’s board af­ter 22 years, in­clud­ing the past five years as its lead in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tor.

The board tapped busi­ness­woman Maria Elena Lago­masino as its new lead in­de­pen­dent di­rec­tor. She has been on Coke’s board since 2008.

James Quincey

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