As per reports, Saadia Madsbjerg has been named as the President of The Coca-Cola Foundation and VP of Global Community Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company (KO), effective June 1. Madsbjerg, 44 succeeds Helen Price and will report to Bea Perez, Chief Communications, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Officer at The Coca-Cola Company.
Saadia Madsbjerg will be responsible to manage operations of the Foundation, including grantmaking, financial requirements, along with regulatory compliance for both domestic and international philanthropy.
“Saadia brings years of experience in corporate strategy and philanthropy, as well as in launching and leading sustainable, impact investing programs across public and private sectors to address challenges such as climate change, inequality and humanitarian crises. We are thrilled to have someone of her caliber and look forward to Saadia building on the great history of The Coca-Cola Foundation.” stated Bea Perez, Chief Communications, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Officer at The Coca-Cola Company.
Madsbjerg stated, “I’m thrilled to join The Coca-Cola Foundation, which has a built a remarkable legacy over a period of nearly 40 years through giving more than $1 billion to meaningful programs impacting communities worldwide. I look forward to working with the Foundation’s partners and grantees in Atlanta and around the world.”
Madsbjerg completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Copenhagen Business School. Madsbjerg was a former managing director of The Rockefeller Foundation. Before joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Madsbjerg was senior VP for strategic planning at the New York City Economic Development Corp.
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