Mr. Kent joined The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta in 1978 and has held a variety of marketing and operations leadership roles throughout his career, in markets across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In 2005, Mr. Kent was appointed president of Coca-Cola International, responsible for overseeing all operations outside of North America. In 2006, he assumed the role of president and chief operating officer, and in 2008 was elevated to president and CEO. He was named chairman of the board of directors in 2009. Active in the global business community, Mr. Kent is chairman of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, co-chair of the Bipartisan Policy Center's CEO Council on Health and Innovation, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Business Roundtable, immediate past co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, a past chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, and chairman emeritus of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council. He also is a member of the Eminent Persons Group for ASEAN, appointed by President Obama and Secretary Clinton. He serves on the boards of 3M, Special Olympics International, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catalyst, and Emory University. Mr. Kent holds a Master of Science degree in Administrative Sciences from Cass Business School, City University London. He is based in Atlanta.
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