|Sol Daurella Comadrán|
Sol was appointed Chairman of the Board from its formation in May 2016. Sol is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Affiliated Transaction Committee.
She started her career in the Mac Group, a strategic consultancy firm, before joining her family’s Coca-Cola bottling business in Spain in 1992. Since then, she has held a number of roles at various Coca-Cola bottling businesses. She was Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners S.A. and, until the end of November 2015, was a director of Vífilfell hf, the bottler of Coca-Cola in Iceland. She is currently a director of Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, S.L., North Africa Bottling Company and Fruital Coca-Cola SpA.
Sol is currently Chair and CEO of Cobega, S.A. and Olive Partners, S.A. and Co- Chair of Grupo Cacaolat, S.L.
Sol serves as director of Banco de Santander and is a member of the Appointments and the Remuneration Committee.
She has also held a number of positions at other public companies: from 2009 to 2014 she served as a director of Banco de Sabadell, between 2010 and 2014 she was a director of Ebro Foods, a multinational food group operating in the rice and pasta sectors and Acciona, a Spanish corporation that develops and manages infrastructure and renewable energy.
Sol has been Honorary Consul for Iceland in Catalonia since 1992 and is also involved in foundations dedicated to cancer research, health and well-being and education.
The Daurella family has been part of the Coca-Cola global system for over 60 years, since the first bottling agreement was signed in Spain in 1951, and Sol has continued and strengthened this long-standing relationship. She has a deep understanding of the business and the markets in which we operate, which she has gained through her extensive experience at Coca-Cola bottling companies in Europe in particular.
Chief Executive Officer
Damian was appointed CEO and Director in December 2016.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Damian served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, having previously held the same position at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from October 2015 to May 2016. Damian has had 25 years of leadership experience in the NARTD industry and within the Coca-Cola system, holding Coca-Cola Hellenic (Ireland) and Coca-Cola Enterprises group commercial roles from 1991 to 1999, and serving as CEO of Coca-Cola Hellenic Russia from 2000 to 2004, as Group Commercial Director for Coca-Cola Amatil from 2004 to 2005, and as CEO of Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetranke GmbH in Germany from 2005 to 2010. Damian joined the Anadolu Beverage Group in 2010, serving as Managing Director and Group President of Efes Soft Drink from 2012-2014, and later as President and CEO of Anadolu Efes S.K., from 2014-2015.
In 2009, Damian was nominated as Young Global Leader (YGL) of the World Economic Forum and has served on the healthcare committee. As YGL, he was involved in a number of global non-profit initiatives.
Damian is a graduate of the College of Marketing, Dublin. He studied for his Masters at Oxford University and HEC Paris, graduating with an MSc in Change Management.
Damian has spent the majority of his career at Coca-Cola affiliated companies around Europe, which has given him an in-depth understanding of the business and how it operates on a multinational basis. He brings this knowledge as well as extensive leadership experience to his role as CEO.
|Thomas H. Johnson|
Independent Non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director
Tom was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and the Remuneration Committee. He currently serves as the Board’s Senior Independent Director.
Tom has been Managing Partner of THJ Investments, L.P., a private investment firm, since November 2005 and, since 2008, he has also served as CEO of the Taffrail Group, LLP, a private strategic advisory firm. Tom is also a director of Universal Corporation, a leaf tobacco merchant and processor. He was a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from 2007 to May 2016. In addition, he has held directorships and leadership roles at a variety of companies outside the Coca-Cola system. Tom served as Chairman and CEO of Chesapeake Corporation, a speciality packaging manufacturer, from August 1997 to November 2005. He was previously a director of GenOn Corporation and Mirant Corporation, both producers of electricity, ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc., a supply chain business process management company, Superior Essex Inc., a wire and cable manufacturer, and Tumi, Inc., a manufacturer and retailer of premium luggage and business accessories.
Tom brings investment, manufacturing and distribution expertise to bear on his service as a Director, and also has extensive international management experience in Europe. His manufacturing and distribution experience is valuable to the Board, and his investment experience facilitates an in-depth understanding of the Company’s finances.
Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Affiliated Transaction Committee
Jan was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is Chairman of the Affiliated Transaction Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee.
Jan has extensive general experience in the food and drink industry. From 1997 to 2002 he was President of the Dairy Division and member of the Executive Committee of Danone Group, a global producer of cultured dairy and bottled water products, and from 2002 until 2007, he served as CEO of Royal Numico, a baby food and clinical nutrition company. During 2011 to 2012, Jan was a director and Executive Chairman of Sara Lee Corporation, a food products company. Jan was the Chairman and acting CEO of D.E. Master Blenders 1753, a coffee and tea company, during 2012 and 2013.
Jan has served as director of a number of companies, including ABN AMRO Bank, a financial services company, Boots Company plc, a retail sales company, Dalli-Werke GmbH & Co KG, a manufacturer of laundry detergent products, and Kraft Foods Inc., an international food and beverage company. Jan has also held a variety of leadership roles with Joh. A. Benckiser, a manufacturer of cleaning supplies and cosmetics, and The Procter & Gamble Company, an international consumer products company.
An international business leader, Jan has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry and has served in leadership roles in manufacturing and distribution businesses that are directly comparable to our business. His understanding of markets in Western Europe, particularly in the Benelux, provides a helpful base of knowledge for the Board as a whole.
|José Ignacio Comenge Sánchez-Real|
José Ignacio was appointed Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Affiliated Transaction Committee.
José Ignacio has extensive experience working with Coca-Cola companies, and has held a variety of roles with a number of Coca-Cola bottling companies, including Companía Castellana de Bebidas Gaseosas, S.L. and Companía Levantina de Bebidas Gaseosas, SAU, both based in Spain, and Refrige-Sociedade Industrial de Refrigerantes, S.A., a bottling company in Portugal. He also serves as director of Olive Partners, S.A., one of the major shareholders of the Company, prior to which he was a director of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, SAU, the bottler of Coca-Cola in Iberia, and a member of that company’s Executive Committee and Appointments & Remunerations Committee.
José Ignacio has broad experience serving on the boards of companies in a variety of industries and sectors. He is a director of ENCE, Energía y Celulosa, S.A., a Spanish company involved in renewable energy production with forest biomass and also a director of Companía Vinícola del Norte de Espana, S.A., a Spanish winery. José Ignacio also serves as director of Ebro Foods S.A., a multinational food group operating in the rice, pasta and sauces sector; B&A, S.A., a glass packaging business; and Azora, S.A., a real estate company. He has held a variety of roles in AXA, S.A., Aguila and Heineken Spain, and was Vice-Chairman and CEO of the board of directors of MMA Insurance.
José Ignacio has spent much of his career working with Coca-Cola bottling companies, and he brings this experience to his position on the Board. He is particularly knowledgeable about the workings of the industry in Iberia, one of the key markets in which we operate, and this expertise is a valuable asset to the international strategy of the Company.
Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Chris was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. She is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Chris has owned her own consulting firm, Christine Cross Ltd, since 2003, advising international retail clients on strategy, marketing and business development. Prior to this, Chris spent 14 years at Tesco, a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, during which time she held various roles, spending her last two years as Group Business Development Director where she was responsible for European business expansion.
Chris is currently a member of the board of Brambles Limited, an Australian based supply chain and logistics group; Kathmandu Holdings Limited, an outdoor performance wear retailer; Sonae - SGPS, S.A., a Portugal based conglomerate operating retail stores, real estate development, communication and IT services and tourism companies; and Hilton Food Group plc, an international added value meat company. She is also a member of the board of Fenwick, a privately owned department store business.
Chris has a wealth of experience working in the food and beverage industry, and brings this broad understanding of the business to her role as Director. Her familiarity with international business strategy, developed both from her role as consultant and from the various directorships she holds at companies around the world, is an invaluable asset offering a crucial global perspective on CCEP’s activities.
|J. Alexander (Sandy) M. Douglas, Jr |
Sandy was appointed Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Sandy has been involved with Coca-Cola companies throughout his career. Sandy joined The Coca-Cola Company in January 1988 as a District Sales Manager for the Foodservice Division of Coca-Cola USA. In May 1994, he was named Vice President of Coca-Cola USA and in 2000, Sandy was appointed President of the North American Retail Division within the North America Group at The Coca-Cola Company. He served as Chief Customer Officer of The Coca-Cola Company from 2003 until 2006 and as Senior Vice President from 2003 until April 2007. Sandy was President of the North America Group from August 2006 through 31 December 2012. He became Senior Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company in February 2013 and Global Chief Customer Officer in January 2013, before being appointed to his current role of President of Coca-Cola North America in January 2014. He was elected an Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company in April 2015.
Sandy serves on the boards of the American Beverage Association, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the Food Marketing Institute and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. He also serves on the charity leadership boards of the East Lake Foundation, Morehouse College and National Forest Foundation.
Sandy has extensive experience of working with Coca-Cola companies, having spent the majority of his career within the Coca-Cola system. Much of that time has been spent in senior and leadership roles within The Coca-Cola Company, and as such is a key part in maintaining CCEP’s close bonds with that company. Sandy’s leadership experience and deep understanding of the business brings key insight to the work of the Board.
Independent Non-executive Director
Javier was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Affiliated Transaction Committee.
Javier has been Partner at Lion Capital, a consumer-focused private equity firm, since 2005 where he has worked with companies such as Orangina Schweppes, Picard and others. Before that, he spent over 20 years at Bacardi, culminating in serving as its President and CEO and prior to this appointment he had a long tenure as President Europe.
Javier was appointed Chairman of Diageo plc on 1 January 2017, having been a non-executive director since July 2016. He is also a non-executive director of Associated British Foods, a food processing and retailing company. He has served in several non-executive board positions, including on the board of SABMiller, from 2015-2016, William Grant & Sons, a spirits company that primarily sells whiskey, from 2005 to 2015, and as a director of Desigual, a privately-owned casual clothing brand, from 2014 to 2016.
Javier brings both a finance and operational background, as well as extensive experience in consumer brands and sales and marketing within the beverage industry. His broad strategic understanding of the sector and deep experience of international commercial matters within the industry is a key asset to the Board.
Irial was appointed Non-executive Director on 28 April 2016. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Irial joined the Coca-Cola system in 1981 with Coca-Cola Bottlers Ireland, Ltd., where for several years he held a variety of accounting positions, including serving as Finance Director of Coca-Cola Bottlers Ireland, Ltd. from 1984 until 1990. From 1991 to 1993, he served as Managing Director of Coca-Cola Bottlers Ulster, Ltd. in Ireland, and Managing Director of Coca-Cola bottling companies in Romania and Bulgaria until 1994. From 1995 to 1999, he was Managing Director of Molino Beverages, with responsibility for expanding markets, including the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Romania, Moldova, Russia and Nigeria. Irial was CEO of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. from 2001 until 2003, before moving to The Coca-Cola Company in 2004 to become Executive Vice President and President, Bottling Investments Group.
Irial serves on the boards of directors of Coca-Cola FEMSA, Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc., The Coca-Cola Foundation, G2G Trading, Smurfit Kappa Group and the American-Ireland Fund. He also serves as non-executive director for Co-operation Ireland. Irial served as a director of Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company S.A. and its subsidiaries from October 1997 to June 2016, served on the board of Coca-Cola East Japan until 31 March 2017 and served as non-executive director for Galway University Foundation until March 2017.
Irial has broad experience working within the Coca-Cola system on a global scale. He has worked with Coca-Cola companies in Europe, Africa, Asia and North America, and as such offers invaluable insight in relation to international strategy and the issues faced by a modern global company such as CCEP.
|L. Phillip Humann|
Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Nomination Committee
Phil was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
Phil has extensive experience as a director of major companies both within and outside the Coca-Cola system. He is currently a director of Equifax Inc., a credit information provider, and Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc., a furniture retailer. Phil was a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from 1992 to May 2016. In addition, Phil was Chairman of the Board of SunTrust Banks, Inc., a bank holding company, from March 1998 to April 2008, also serving as CEO from March 1998 until December 2006 and as President from March 1992 until December 2004.
Phil’s experience as Chairman and CEO of a large financial institution provides him with expertise regarding banking and finance, as well as with leadership and consensus-building skills. In addition, his directorships provide him with an understanding of the consumer goods and services industries.
|Orrin H. Ingram II|
Independent Non-executive Director
Orrin was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination Committee.
Orrin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingram Industries Inc., a diversified products and services company, since 1999. Before that, he held various positions with Ingram Materials Company and Ingram Barge Company and was co-president of Ingram Industries from January 1996 to June 1999. Orrin was a director of Ingram Micro Inc., a global information technology distributor, from 1996 until March 2014, and was a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from 2008 to May 2016.
Orrin’s experience as an executive at companies in the wholesale, distribution, consumer goods, and transportation services industries provide him with a broad perspective on our company’s operations. His experience as a director of a public company that is a global distributor has direct application to our business.
|Alfonso Líbano Daurella|
Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Alfonso was appointed Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Alfonso holds a number of directorships of companies within the Coca-Cola system. As well as being a director and CEO of Cobega S.A., and Chairman of Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, S.L., Alfonso is a director of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt and Vice-Chairman of MECC Soft Drinks DMCC, the Coca-Cola bottler for the territory of South Sudan. He has been a trustee of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation since 2004 and, until his appointment in 2015 as director of Olive Partners, S.A., Alfonso served as a director and on the Executive Committee of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, SAU and as Chairman of the Quality and CRS Committee of that company.
Alfonso is a member of the board of Daba, S.A. and Cacaolat. In addition, he is a member of the boards of various public organisations including the AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce in Spain) and the MACBA Foundation (Contemporary Art Museum of Barcelona). He has been involved with the Family Business Institute of Spain (IEF) since 1991 as a Founding Member and Secretary of the Board of Directors, and he is currently a Member of the International Commission of that organisation. He was Vice-Chairman of the European Family Business (EFB) from 2007, until his appointment as EFB’s Chairman in 2015. He is also a director and treasurer of the Family Business Network (FBN).
As a member of the Daurella family, Alfonso has built on the close relationship between that family and the Coca-Cola system, and has spent much of his career working with Coca-Cola bottlers around the world. In addition, Alfonso’s experience as a trustee of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, as well as his positions on the boards of various public organisations, give him particular insight into CCEP’s impact on the wider community.
Independent Non-executive Director
Véronique was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. She is a member of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Véronique is the Chairman of Fimalac Développement (‘‘Fimalac’’), the parent company of the international financial services organisation, Fitch Group, and Chief Officer of WEBEDIA, for the digital division of Fimalac. In addition, Véronique serves as director and Vice-Chairman, Fitch Group, Inc. (USA) and Fitch Group (USA). Véronique currently serves as a director for Publicis Groupe, a French advertising and communications company, Rothschild Group, a private bank and financial institution and in 2015 joined the board of SNCF, the French national public railroad company.
Véronique was a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from 2010 to May 2016. In addition, she has held directorships and leadership roles at a number of public and private companies. Véronique was a director and chief operating officer of Fimalac from 1990 to 2007 and Alcatel-Lucent from 2014 to 2015. She served from 2007 to 2013 as Chief Executive Officer of Terrafemina.com, a website designed for women, which merged with WEBEDIA. She also served four years in the French Civil Service as Inspector General at the Ministry of Finance.
Véronique is also founder, ex-President and board member of Force Femmes, a non-profit organisation helping unemployed senior women.
Véronique’s European business and government experience is a key asset to the Board, bringing a particular combination of political and commercial insight which is invaluable to CCEP as it navigates the complex issues faced by a modern multinational company. In particular, her business experience specific to France, where CCEP has significant operations, provides the Board with a uniquely informed European and French perspective.
|Mario Rotllant Solá|
Mario was appointed Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Mario holds directorships at a number of companies within the Coca-Cola system. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of Olive Partners, S.A.; Vice-Chairman and CEO of Cobega S.A.; director of Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company, S.L.; and Chairman of the North Africa Bottling Company. Prior to his appointment to Olive Partners, S.A., Mario served as second Vice-Chairman and director and member of the Executive Committee of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, SAU and as Chairman of the Appointment & Remuneration Committee of that company.
Mario has extensive experience in the food and drink industry, and is currently a director of Copesco & Sefrisa (a codfish, salmon production and commercial company); Chairman and founder of Bodegas Roda (a winery in La Rioja-Spain); Chairman of Bodegas La Horra (a winery in Ribera del Duero-Spain); and director of Agrícola Aubocasser (extra virgin olive oil elaboration in Mallorca). In addition, Mario is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Banco Santander S.A. in Catalonia.
Mario is also Co-Chairman of Conseil Economique Maroc-Espagne (CEMAES), member of the Executive Committee of Institut Catalunya-Africa (Catalonia-Africa Institute) and Foto Colectania Foundation’s President and Founder.
Mario’s experience as a CEO, Chairman and director of large food and beverage companies in a global context, as well as his deep understanding of the Coca-Cola system, provide him with a unique and highly valuable vision for the Board.
|Francisco Ruiz de la Torre Esporrín|
Francisco was appointed as a Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016.
Francisco is CEO and managing director of Agriculturas Diversas, S.L., a company in the agro-food industrial sector. Francisco has served as a director of Olive Partners, S.A. since November 2015, prior to which he was a director and member of the Quality and CRS Committee of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners, SAU.
Francisco has broad experience in the financial sector. Previously, he worked as senior consultant at CBRE Real Estate S.A., a leading international real estate consultancy. He has also held positions at N+1, a global investment banking, asset management and investment firm as well as in Arcalia Patrimonios SV S.A., a private banking company.
Francisco is an experienced chief executive with extensive financial experience which he brings to his role as Director. His experience of business in Spain is of great value to the Board, and he has an extensive understanding of the Coca-Cola businesses from his time as a director of Coca-Cola Iberian Partners.
Independent Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee
Garry was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 April 2016. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Garry is Executive Chairman of Spire Healthcare group, an operator of United Kingdom-based hospitals, and Chairman of BTG plc, an international healthcare company. He is also Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Foxtons, a public London-based real estate agency.
Garry is a United Kingdom chartered accountant and was previously an audit partner with KPMG LLP, an international audit, tax and advisory firm, in London. Since then, he has held a number of roles at public companies in the UK. Garry served as CFO of Medeva plc, an international prescription pharmaceutical company, from 1996 to 2000. He was CFO of SSL International, a British manufacturer and distributor of consumer healthcare products, from 2001 to 2003, before becoming that company’s CEO from 2003 to November 2010. Garry was a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from 2010 to May 2016. He served as a director of Stagecoach Group plc, a transportation company based in the UK, until July 2016, having previously served as deputy Chairman until March 2016. He chaired its audit committee from 2009 to 2015.
Garry’s extensive business experience in Western Europe, and the UK in particular, is highly valued by the Board. His expertise, experience and skills permit him to provide a unique insight into financial issues that the Company faces and qualify him to serve as Audit Committee financial expert.
|Curtis R. Welling|
Independent Non-executive Director
Curt was appointed independent Non-executive Director on 28 May 2016. He is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and the Affiliated Transaction Committee.
Curt has been a member of the faculty at Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business since January 2014. He is a Senior Fellow with a dual appointment at its Center of Business and Society and Center for Global Business and Government.
Prior to joining the Tuck School in 2013, Curt was President and CEO of AmeriCares Foundation, a non-profit worldwide humanitarian aid and disaster relief organisation, from 2002. Before that, he was CEO of Princeton eCom Corp, an electronic bill and payment company, and SG Cowen Securities Corporation, a securities brokerage firm, and held several executive and management positions with Bear, Stearns, and Co. and the First Boston Corporation (now Credit Suisse), financial advisory and services companies. Curt was a director of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. from 2007 to May 2016 and a director of Sapient Corporation, a global technology services company until 2015.
Curt brings finance and business leadership skills from his career in the non-profit sector and the financial services and securities industries. His finance and transaction expertise is valuable for evaluating the Company’s business performance and plans, whilst his tenure with an international aid organisation provides a well-rounded perspective regarding the impact of the Company’s business on the global community.