As per reports, Alfredo Rivera is succeeding Jim Dinkins as the new president of The Coca-Cola Company (KO) North America, effective immediately.
Jim Dinkins, 58 is retiring after more than three decades of service with the company. Dinkins joined Coca-Cola in 1988 and served in a series of successful roles. Since 2018, he was the Senior VP of The Coca-Cola Company and President, Coca-Cola North America. Previously Dinkins served as president of the company’s Minute Maid Business Unit and Chief Retail Sales Officer for CCNA. Dinkins to serve as a senior advisor until his retirement on Feb. 28, 2021.
“Alfredo has had a remarkable career in Latin America, which is made up of a large number of highly complex and diverse markets. Alfredo has built a networked organization that is positioning our business to emerge stronger from the current pandemic. He is a strong successor for the top role in our flagship North America market, where he will build on the great progress we’ve seen under Jim’s leadership. I thank Jim for his many years of service to the company and countless contributions to our business.” stated James Quincey, chairman, and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.
Rivera, 59 joined the company in 1997 in the Central America and Caribbean Division as a district manager for Guatemala and El Salvador. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and completed his Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Rivera to report to President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Smith.
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