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Alfredo Rivera named new president of Coca-Cola North America

Alfredo RiveraAlfredo Rivera is the new president of Coca-Cola North America, replacing Jim Dinkins, who is retiring.

Rivera is a 23-year veteran of the company and most recently served as president of the Latin America group, which includes 40 countries. He was named to the role in 2016 and takes on his news new role effective immediately. (Coca-Cola said it will share more information about future leadership plans for Latin America operations at a later date.)

Rivera, 59,  joined the company in 1997 in the Central America and Caribbean Division as a district manager for Guatemala and El Salvador. He went on to serve in roles of greater responsibility in Brazil, Ecuador and Mexico before being named president of the Latin Center business unit. Prior to joining the company, Rivera worked for two independent Coca-Cola bottlers in Honduras and El Salvador.

Rivera will report to president and Chief Operating Officer Brian Smith.
Rivera replaces James L. “Jim” Dinkins, who has led Coca-Cola North America since 2018. Dinkins joined Coca-Cola in 1988 and went on to serve in a series of roles of increased responsibility. Dinkins will serve as a senior advisor until his retirement on Feb. 28, 2021.
“Alfredo has had a remarkable career in Latin America, which is made up of a large number of highly complex and diverse markets,” James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, said in a statement. “Alfredo has built a networked organization that is positioning our business to emerge stronger from the current pandemic. He is a strong successor for the top role in our flagship North America market, where he will build on the great progress we’ve seen under Jim’s leadership. I thank Jim for his many years of service to the company and countless contributions to our business.”

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Imperial Oil names new president, as Kruger announces retirement

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Corson is Imperial’s new president

The board of directors of Imperial Oil Limited is appointing B.W. (Brad) Corson as president.

Corson took on the role September 17, 2019. In turn, chairman and CEO R.M. (Rich) Kruger is retiring at the end of December 2019. Corson will assume the role of chairman, president and CEO of Imperial Oil Limited on January 1, 2020.

“On behalf of the Imperial board of directors, I would like to thank Rich Kruger for his outstanding leadership and dedication over the last almost seven years. During his tenure, Rich has led the organization through a period of record upstream growth, exceptional downstream financial and operational performance, and unprecedented returns to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividend growth,” Imperial Oil Limited board member Krystyna Hoeg said in a statement. “That said, perhaps Rich’s greatest legacy to the company and its employees is his work to successfully ignite and foster cultural change within Imperial to enhance competitiveness and position it well for the future.”

Rich Kruger is retiring at the end of December.

Rich Kruger is retiring at the end of December.

Kruger, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Houston. He began his career with Exxon in 1981 in Houston, Texas and held various technical and management positions throughout the United States. Kruger’s career then took an international turn and for the next 20 years, he led development and production activities in the former Soviet Union, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In 2008, he was appointed president of ExxonMobil Production Company and a vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation. Then, in 2013, he began his tenure as chairman, president and CEO of Imperial Oil .

Corson, a native of Woodstock, Illinois, is a graduate of Auburn University’s chemical engineering program. He joined Exxon in 1983 in New Orleans, as a project engineer. During his 36 year career with the company, he held a variety of technical, operations, commercial and managerial assignments around the world. In addition to multiple assignments across the United States, he has also held key leadership positions in Hong Kong and London. In 2009, Corson was appointed vice president, ExxonMobil Production Company, with responsibilities for oil and gas production activities in Europe and the Caspian regions.

In 2015, Corson was appointed president, ExxonMobil Upstream Ventures and vice president of ExxonMobil Corporation where he was responsible for overseeing ExxonMobil’s global upstream acquisition and divestment programs. Under his leadership, ExxonMobil made key strategic acquisitions in the Permian Basin, Papua New Guinea, Mozambique and Brazil.