18 October 2018 the Coca-Cola company announced the appointment of Nikos Kolettis to the position of group President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) is Brian Smith, who was elected President and chief operating officer.
EMEA is the largest and most diversified group within the company with six structural units and includes 120 countries with a population of 2.4 billion people. The successor to Kolettis at the head of CEE will be Lana Popovich, currently the acting General Manager of the division of Coca-Cola in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Moldova. Before Lana was the acting General Manager of the Baltic States and Poland. After joining the Coca-Cola company in 2001, Popovich has held various positions in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Popovich will report to Nikos Kolettis. Nikos Kolettis, President of the structural unit of the Coca-Cola company in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, responsible for supervising the activities of the company in 26 countries — from Russia to Italy. Before appointment to his current position from 2011 to 2016 Kolettis acting President of the structural unit of Coca-Cola Central and southern Europe. In this post he oversaw the activities of Coca-Cola in 23 countries, including member States of the European Union, the European free trade Association and the Balkan countries. After joining the Coca-Cola company in 2001 Kolettis also performed the duties of President of the structural units of the company in Canada, President of the structural units of the countries of the Adriatic and the Balkan Peninsula with area of responsibility for nine countries including Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Croatia, as well as the responsibilities of the General Manager South-Eastern Mediterranean area of responsibility for Greece and Cyprus. Prior to joining the Coca-Cola company he held positions in the marketing Department of Kraft Jacobs Suchard, positions in the sales and distribution of a large Greek distribution company, Elgeka, and as a specialist in Commerce and logistics in the company Papastratos S. A. / Phillip Morris, the largest tobacco company in Greece. Cometti received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the American College of Greece and a master of science degree in international marketing at the Business school at the University of Strathclyde. Lana Popovich, the General Manager of Coca — Cola in Russia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Moldova. Popovic works in the Coca-Cola company since 2001, including in senior positions in departments of General management, strategy and marketing. In 2006, Lana was appointed to the position of marketing Director in Croatia, then in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2011 he became Director of operations in Greece. A year later, Popovich was appointed to the position of Director for operations in the countries of South-Eastern Europe, with responsibility for seven countries, including Greece and Serbia. In 2016 Popovich appointed General franchise Manager of Coca-Cola in Poland and the Baltic States. In 2017 he was appointed to the position of General Manager of the newly formed divisions of countries of North-Eastern Europe, where she was responsible for promoting the sustainable growth of financial and economic activities of Coca-Cola in eight countries. Popovich received economic education at Zagreb University in Croatia. About the Coca-Cola company the Coca-Cola Company (symbol on the new York stock exchange: KO) is a comprehensive company manufacturing and selling non-alcoholic beverages, offering the market more than 500 brands in over 200 countries and territories. In addition to the brands Coca-Cola, our product portfolio includes the favorite in many countries, the brands of beverages — AdeS vegetable milk, green tea Avataka, water Dasani, juices and nectars Del Valle, Fanta, Georgia coffee, coffee and tea Gold Peak, Honest Tea, smoothies and juices Innocent, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drink, juices Simply, Smartwater (smart water), Sprite, and coconut water ZICO. We are constantly updating our product portfolio, for example, reduce the sugar content in beverages and offer a variety of novelties on the market. We also strive to reduce the environmental impact, seek to minimize the ecological footprint, restoring water supplies and encouraging the recycling of secondary material resources. At our plants worldwide are more than 700,000 professionals that contributes to the economic development of the regions. The Coca-Cola system in Russia, the Coca-Cola System in Russia, which unites the company “Coca-Cola Soft drink Consulting” and Coca-Cola HBC Russia, is one of the leaders in producing high quality soft drinks and one of the largest investors in the Russian economy. To date, investments of the Coca-Cola System in Russia exceed $ 5.7 billion. For the production of all drinks in Russia are used more than 90% of the ingredients and materials from Russian suppliers. The Coca-Cola system in Russia provides jobs for 8 000 highly skilled workers and generates more than 60,000 additional jobs in related industries. In Russia our product range includes high quality soft drinks: Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Coca-Cola Cherry, Coca-Cola Vanilla, Fanta, Sprite, Powerade, BonAqua, Smartwater, Schweppes, Dobry, Rich, My Family, Innocent, Pulpy, AdeZ, FUZETEA, Burn and Monster. The Coca-Cola system implements socially responsible policies and is proud to be an integral part of the life of Russia and an active participant in the economic development of the country. For more detailed information about the company’s activities can be found on the website https://www.coca-colarussia.ru/