Somalilandsun – Coca-Cola Africa will now comprise two regions, Southern Africa and East and Central Africa.
This follows a reorganization of operations by the giant global beverage company that directly affects The $17m Coca Cola bottling plant in Hargeisa Somaliland operated by Locally owned Somaliland Beverage Industries-SBI and the country’s biggest private investment to date
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According to the Kenya’s standard newspaper the Coca-Cola Africa reorganization of its African operations in the 18 Southern and East Africa countries where it operates, becomes effective August 1. In the new set-up revealed on Friday, Swaziland and Lesotho will be part of South Africa’s operations while Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia, St Helena and Angola become part of the East Africa block of markets which include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland and Eritrea. Coca-Cola Africa will now comprise two regions, Southern Africa and East and Central Africa. Ahmed Rady, currently East Africa General Manager will lead the expanded region which includes additional markets from Central Africa.
Newly appointed South Africa General Manager Roger Gauntlett will continue in his role looking after operations in South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. “In line with our strategic priority to drive accelerated growth and evolve into a total beverage company, we have been working to streamline our company structure to allow for speed, agility and role clarity,” said Coca-Cola Africa President Kelvin Balogun. “