The company appointed Roger Gauntlett general manager of its South Africa business. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the relationship with the company’s bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa. The role will ensure alignment, sustainable and profitable growth for the beverage giant’s business in the country. South Africa is a key market for Coca-Cola Africa’s Southern and East Africa operations.
Gauntlett joined Coca-Cola Africa in Johannesburg in 1999, where he performed several marketing roles before being promoted to serve as marketing director in Kenya and Dubai. He returns home to South Africa from Ukraine where he was general manager for Coca-Cola, in charge of the business relationship between the company and its bottling partner Hellenic since 2014.
Commenting on his appointment, Kelvin Balogun, Coca-Cola Africa president says, ‘Richard has rich and diverse experiences across various beverage categories within our portfolio of brands and markets. He will be very successful in his new role and contribute to sustainable growth of our business in South Africa.’