Coca-Cola Africa announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Roger Gauntlett General Manager of its South Africa business, the company said in a statement.
The company said Gauntlett’s role, will be responsible for managing the relationship with the Company’s bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa ensuring 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 a number of marketing roles of increasing responsibility before being promoted to serve as Marketing Director in Kenya and then in Dubai.
He returned 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.
Gauntlett has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, a diploma in marketing management and is currently participating in a Harvard Business School leadership programme.
Kelvin Balogun, Coca-Cola Africa President says, “We are confident that with his rich and diverse experiences across various beverage categories within our portfolio of brands and varied markets, Roger will be very successful in his new role and contribute to sustainable growth of our business in South Africa”.