Muhtar A. Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Company speaks during a panel session during the 43rd Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), in Davos, Switzerland, 25 January 2013. EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON
Muhtar Kent, the Turkish chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, has been elected to the board of directors of 3M, a U.S.-based multinational conglomerate.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Kent to our board,” said Inge G. Thulin, the 3M chairman, president and CEO. “He is a talented and proven global business leader, and will bring valuable insight and management experience to the board and our company.”
Kent, who is acknowledged as one of the top ten managers in the world, is to join the board on April 1.
He became the CEO of Coca-Cola in 2008 and chairman of the board in 2009. Prior to his current position, he served as president and chief operating officer of Coca-Cola International.
Kent was recently appointed as a member of the Eminent Persons Group for ASEAN by U.S. President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is also a co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Business Roundtable, chair of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and a past chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council.
Recently the chairperson of the Sabancı Group, Güler Sabancı, was elected to German
technology giant Siemens’ Supervisory Board as the second woman in the company’s management while Ali Koç, an executive board member of Koç Holding and chairman of Ford Otosan, has been selected for Bank of America’s Global Advisory Council.