Coca-Cola India today announced key changes in organisational structure as part of plans to emerge among the top five markets globally for its parent firm.
As part of the reshuffle, current vice-president (customer and commercial leadership), Sumanta Datta will take over as VP (company bottling operations), while Bhupendra Suri, director (franchise operations), is being elevated as VP (franchise bottling operations).
On the other hand, VP (operations) Vikas Chawla is moving to Athens taking over as the franchise operations head in South East Europe.
“Building our talent pipeline and developing people capability is one of our key pillars for success. The new senior level management changes being announced today is a step in that direction,” Coca-Cola deputy business unit president, India and SouthWest Asia, Venkatesh Kini said in a statement.
The entire team will work closely with the company’s bottling partners to achieve Vision 2020 goals in India, he added.
The changes are effective October 1, 2013 and all the senior leaders of the company will report to Kini, the company said.
“These are aligned to the company’s long term plans of becoming one of The Coca-Cola Company’s top five markets (in volume terms) by 2020,” the company said.