Coca-Cola İçecek announces new chief
CCI has announced its new CEO is to be Burak Başarır as of Jan. 1, 2014.Coca-Cola İçecek (CCI) has announced its new CEO is to be Burak Başarır as of Jan. 1, 2014, following CEO Damian Gammell’s appointment as Group President of Anadolu Group’s Beverage arm including Anadolu Efes and CCI.
CCI, operating in Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia and Pakistan, with 23 plants announced that CEO Damian Gammell was appointed as the Beverage Group President of Anadolu Group and CEO of Anadolu Efes.
Burak Başarır, CCI’s current Turkey Region President as well as CEO between 2005 and 2010, has been announced as CCI’s new CEO as of January 1st, 2014. Gammell will continue to serve as CCI’s Board Member.
Başarır, Turkey Region President since 2010, has been leading the largest operation of CCI in terms of volume and sales. He was named CFO in 2005 and has played an integral role during CCI’s IPO process and effectively managed the financial integration of Efes Invest in 2006.
CCI, based in Turkey, is the sixth largest bottler in the Coca-Cola System in terms of sales volume.
CCI’s core business is to produce, sell and distribute sparkling and still beverages of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). CCI employs more than 10,000 people and has operations in Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Tajikistan.
A majority shareholder of the company is Turkish Anadolu Group. While some 25.6 percent of the company is publicly held, 20.1 percent of it is owned by The Coca-Cola Export Corp.