Popular beverage manufacturing giant Coca-Cola India announced on August 23, 2013 that it will be making some major changes in its organizational structure, as part of future plans to emerge among the top five markets internationally for its parent company.


Sumanta Dutta, the current vice president customer and commercial leadership will be taking over as the vice president of bottling operations. Bhupendra Suri, the current director of franchise operations will be elevated as the vice president of franchise bottling operations. These upcoming changes will be made as part of the reshuffle.

Vikas Chawla, the vice president-operations will be moving to Athens, while talking over as the franchise operations head in South East Europe. Venkatesh Kini, the deputy business unit president India and South West Asia in a statement said, “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”.

The company also said that the changes are aligned to the long term plans to become one of the Coca-Cola company’s top five markets when it comes to volume by 2020. Despite these changes, the company stated that it was not slowing down in its $5 billion investments by 2020 in India.

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