The Board

Our Board is responsible for ensuring the highest level of corporate governance, accountability and risk management for the Group.

Role of the Board

The Coca‑Cola HBC Board has ultimate responsibility for our long-term success and for delivering sustainable shareholder value. There is a clear division of responsibilities between the running of the Board and the executive responsibility for the running of our business.

Key tasks of the Board include:

  • Providing entrepreneurial leadership within the Company’s control and risk management framework
  • Determining the long-term business strategy and objectives of the Group and monitoring the implementation of the strategy and the achievement of those objectives
  • Reviewing and approving the annual business plan
  • Setting appropriate risk parameters and monitoring to ensure that effective risk management and internal control processes are in place
  • Assessing the principal risks facing the Company’s business model, future performance, solvency and liquidity
  • Assessing the longer-term viability of the Company
  • Reviewing and approving periodic financial reports
  • Performing Board and senior management succession planning
  • Setting the Company's values and standards and ensuring that its obligations to shareholders are understood and met
  • Monitoring the Group’s compliance programmes to ensure effective corporate governance
  • Supervising management

Members of the Board

Anastassis G David, Non-Executive Chairman

Anastassis David was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC on 27 January 2016. He joined the Board of Coca‑Cola HBC as a non-Executive Director in 2006 and was appointed Vice Chairman in 2014. Anastassis David brings to his role more than 20 years’ experience as an investor and non-executive director in the beverage industry and is also a former Chairman of Navios Corporation. He holds a BA in History from Tufts University. Anastassis David is active in the international community and serves on the International Board of Advisors of Tufts University. He serves as a Vice Chairman of Aegean Airlines S.A. and he is member of the board of directors AXA Insurance S.A. Anastassis David, is a member of the Board of Trustees of College Year in Athens, Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners and Vice Chairman of the State Health Services Organisation of the Republic of Cyprus.

Ahmet C. Bozer, Non-Executive Director

Ahmet Bozer was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC on 21 June 2016. He retired from the position of Executive Vice President of The Coca‑Cola Company in March 2016. Ahmet Bozer started his professional career in 1985 at Coopers & Lybrand, based in Atlanta, serving in a variety of audit, consultancy and management roles and moved to The Coca‑Cola Company in 1990 as Financial Controls Manager. Four years later, he assumed a leadership role at Coca‑Cola Bottlers of Turkey (now Coca‑Cola Içecek), becoming its Managing Director in 1998. He returned to The Coca‑Cola Company in 2000 as Division President, Eurasia, and quickly progressed to the role of Division President, Eurasia and the Middle East. In 2007, he became Group President, Eurasia, assuming additional responsibility for the India and South West Asia Division, and was subsequently named Group President and Chief Operating Officer, Eurasia and Africa Group. As President of Coca‑Cola International, he had responsibility for operations in more than 200 countries and territories. Ahmet Bozer earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, and a Master’s degree in Business Information Systems from Georgia State University.Ahmet Bozer is an Advisory Board Member of Swire Beverages, Hong Kong and a Board Member of Hepsi Burada in Istanbul and the Turkish Philanthropy Foundation in New York. He serves as a Board member for the Coca‑Cola Foundation and The Coca‑Cola Turkey Life Plus Foundation, is on the Board of Advisors for Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, and is a former member of The Turkish Educational Volunteers Foundation.

Alexandra Papalexopoulou, Independent Non-Executive Director

Alexandra Papalexopoulou was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC in 2015. She worked previously for the OECD and the consultancy firm Booz, Allen & Hamilton, in Paris. From 2003 until February 2015 she served as a member of the board of directors of Frigoglass S.A.I.C., from 2010 to 2015 she served as a member of the board of directors of National Bank of Greece and from 2007 to 2009 she served as a member of the board of directors of Emporiki Bank. Alexandra Papalexopoulou holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College, USA, and an MBA from INSEAD, France Alexandra Papalexopoulou is the Strategic Planning Director at Titan Cement Company S.A., where she has been employed since 1992 and serves as Executive Director since 1995. She is treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Paul and Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, a member of the board of directors of the ALBA College of Business Administration Association and a member of the board of trustees of the American College of Greece.

Anastasios I Leventis, Non-Executive Director

Anastasios Leventis was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC in 2014. He holds a BA in Classics from the University of Exeter and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business. Anastasios Leventis is currently employed by Leventis Overseas Limited, a company that imports and exports to West Africa, and is a board member of A.G. Leventis (Nigeria) Plc. He is also a director of Alpheus Group Limited, a private asset management company managing assets of private clients and charitable foundations. In addition, he serves as a trustee of the A.G. Leventis Foundation, a member of the board of overseers of the Gennadius Library in Athens and a member of the Campaign board of the University of Exeter.

Charlotte J. Boyle, Independent Non-Executive Director

Charlotte Boyle was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC on 20 June 2017. She joined The Zygos Partnership, an international executive search and board advisory firm, as a consultant in 2003 and was subsequently appointed associate partner in 2006 and partner in 2008. After 14 years with the firm, she retired from her position in July 2017. Prior to that, Charlotte Boyle worked at Goldman Sachs International between 2000 and 2003. Between 1996 and 1999 Charlotte Boyle was a consultant at Egon Zehnder International, an international executive search and management assessment firm. She obtained an MBA from the London Business School and an MA from Oxford University and was a Bahrain British Foundation Scholar. Charlotte Boyle serves as a member of the board and as chair of the finance committee of Alfanar, the first venture philanthropy organisation focused on the Arab world. She also serves as an independent non-executive director of Capital and Counties Properties plc.

Christo Leventis, Non-Executive Director

Christo Leventis was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC in 2014. He worked as an Investment Analyst with Credit Suisse Asset Management from 1994 to 1999. In 2001, he joined J.P. Morgan Securities as an Equity Research Analyst focusing on European beverage companies. From 2003 until March 2014, Christo Leventis was a member of the Board of Directors of Frigoglass S.A.I.C., a leading global manufacturer of commercial refrigeration products for the beverage industry. He holds a BA in Classics from University College London and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago. In 2003, Christo Leventis started the private equity investment arm of Alpheus, a private asset management company, and he continues to serve as a member of its investment advisory committee.

John P Sechi, Independent Non-Executive Director

John Sechi was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC in 2014. He started his career as a financial analyst and audit manager. In 1985, he joined The Coca‑Cola Company as an internal auditor. In 1987, John Sechi became the Finance Director for Coca‑Cola Great Britain Limited based in London. The following year, he was appointed General Manager of the European Supply Point Group and in 1990 he moved to Madrid to join the Iberian Division as Chief Financial Officer. In 1993, he was promoted to President of the Central Mediterranean Division of The Coca‑Cola Company, based in Milan, where he was responsible for operations in Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Kosovo and FYROM), Albania and Italy. In 1998, he was promoted to President of the German Division, based in Düsseldorf. John Sechi was Chairman of Globalpraxis, a commercial consulting firm, from 2001 to 2008. From 2007 until 2013, he was President, Greater Europe of The Campbell Soup Company, and from 2006 to 2011, a nonexecutive Board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Coca‑Cola Içecek. John Sechi has a BA in Business Management from Ryerson University in Toronto and is a Chartered Accountant (Canada) and a Chartered Professional Accountant. John Sechi is a non-executive director and advisor to various privately-held companies, and serves as Executive Chairman of Sechi & Sechi Properties Limited.

José Octavio Reyes, Non-Executive Director

José Octavio Reyes was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC in 2014. He is the former Vice Chairman of The Coca‑Cola Export Corporation, a position in which he served from January 2013 until his retirement in March 2014. He was president of the Latin America Group of The Coca‑Cola Company from December 2002 to December 2012. Following various managerial positions in Mexico, Brazil and in The Coca‑Cola Company headquarters in Atlanta, José Octavio Reyes was named President of the North Latin America Division of Coca‑Cola in 2002. Prior to joining Coca‑Cola, José Octavio Reyes spent five years with Grupo IRSA, a Monsanto Company joint venture. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and an MBA from the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. José Octavio Reyes has been a member of the board of directors of MasterCard WorldWide since January 2008 and is a member of the board of directors of Papalote Children’s Museum in Mexico City and Fundación UNAM. He has been a Director of Coca‑Cola FEMSA S.A.B. de C.V. since 2016.

Olusola (Sola) David-Borha, Independent Non-Executive Director

Sola David-Borha was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC in 2015. She was Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC Holdings plc, a full service financial services group with subsidiaries in commercial banking, investment banking, pension and non-pension asset management and stockbroking. Stanbic IBTC Holdings is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and is a member of Standard Bank group. Sola David-Borha has over 30 years’ experience in financial services and held several senior roles within the Stanbic Group, including the position of Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank from May 2011 to November 2012. She also served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic IBTC Bank and Head of Investment Banking Coverage Africa (excluding South Africa). Sola David-Borha holds a first degree in Economics, and obtained an MBA degree from Manchester Business School. Her executive education experience includes the Advanced Management Programme of the Harvard Business School and the Global CEO Programme of CEIBS, Wharton and IESE. Since January 2017, Sola David-Borha is the Chief Executive of the Africa Regions (excluding South Africa) for Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets with operations in 20 countries across the continent. Sola David-Borha is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and a former Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group.

Reto Francioni, Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Reto Francioni was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC on 21 June 2016. He has been Professor of Applied Capital Markets Theory at the University of Basel since 2006 and is the author of several highly respected books on capital market issues. From 2005 until 2015, Reto Francioni was Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Börse AG and from 2002 until 2005, he served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board and President of the SWX Group, which owns the Swiss Stock Exchange and has holdings in other exchanges. Between 2000 and 2002, Reto Francioni was Co-Chief Executive Officer and Spokesman for the Board of Directors of Consors AG. Between 1993 and 2000, he held various management positions at Deutsche Börse AG, including that of Deputy Chief Executive Officer.From 2003 until 2005, Reto Francioni was an Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance at Zicklin School of Business, part of the City University of New York. He earned his Doctorate of Law at the University of Zurich. Reto Francioni serves as a member of the Board of Directors of UBS Group and also as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Swiss International Airlines.s.

Robert Ryan Rudolph, Non-Executive Director

Robert Ryan Rudolph was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC on 21 June 2016. From 1993 until 2006, Robert Ryan Rudolph worked as an attorney at the business law firm Lenz & Staehelin in Zurich. Prior to that, Robert Ryan Rudolph worked as a public relations consultant at the public relations agency Huber & Partner in Zurich, as marketing assistant and subsequently as manager at Winterthur Life Insurance as well as part-time with D&S, the Institute for Marketing and Communications Research in Zurich. Robert Ryan Rudolph obtained an LLM from the University of Zurich and is admitted to the Zurich bar. Robert Ryan Rudolph also studied at the Faculté des Lettres of the University of Geneva as well as the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne. Robert Ryan Rudolph is an attorney and partner at the Zurich-based law firm Oesch & Rudolph. In addition, he serves as a member of the Foundation Board of the A.G. Leventis Foundation and as a member of the board of various privately held companies.

William W. (Bill) Douglas III, Independent Non-Executive Director

Bill Douglas was appointed to the Board of Directors of Coca‑Cola HBC on 21 June 2016. He is a former Vice President of Coca‑Cola Enterprises, a position in which he served from July 2004 until his retirement in June 2016. Bill Douglas has held various positions within the Coca‑Cola System since 1985. In 1991, he was appointed Division Finance Manager for the Nordic & Northern Eurasia Division of The Coca‑Cola Company. Bill Douglas moved to Atlanta in 1994 as Executive Assistant to the President of The Coca‑Cola Company’s Greater Europe Group. In 1996, Bill Douglas became Nordic Region Manager. In 1998, he was appointed Controller of Coca‑Cola Beverages plc. From 2000 until 2004, Bill Douglas served as Chief Financial Officer of Coca‑Cola HBC. He joined Coca‑Cola Enterprises in 2004 when he was appointed Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. He was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2005 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coca‑Cola Enterprises in 2008. From 2013 to 2015, Bill Douglas was the Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Before joining the Coca‑Cola System, Bill Douglas was associated with Ernst & Whinney, an international accounting firm. He received his undergraduate degree from the J.M. Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia. Bill Douglas is the Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc. He is also member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee for The North Highland company. Finally, Bill Douglas is the Chairman of the Board of the University of Georgia Trustees.

Zoran Bogdanovic, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Zoran Bogdanovic was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Coca‑Cola HBC on 7 December 2017. Prior to this appointment, he was a Region Director and member of Coca‑Cola HBC AG’s Operating Committee since 2013. Zoran Bogdanovic joined the Company in 1996 and has held a number of senior leadership positions, including as General Manager for the operations in Croatia, Switzerland and Greece.