Coca-Cola veteran Jennifer Mann has been tapped to succeed Alfredo Rivera as corporate senior vice-president and president of the company’s North American operations.
Mann, currently SVP of Global Ventures, will step into the role on Jan. 1, 2023.
Rivera, who has led the unit since August 2020, will remain with Coca-Cola as a senior advisor through to March 2023.
“Alfredo has been a highly valued business partner for me and countless others across our system for nearly four decades,” said James Quincey, chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, in a statement. “I thank Alfredo for his service and wish him all the best.”
In her current role, which she has held since 2019, Mann’s team is responsible for globally scaling acquisitions and brands, including Costa Coffee and Coca-Cola’s investment in Monster Beverage Corp. A new leader for Global Ventures will be named at a later date.
The executive joined the multinational beverage corporation in 1997 as manager in the national customer support division of North American. She went on to hold a number of customer and operational roles, including director, McDonald's customer and consumer operations; director, Good Answer; and VP, foodservice and on-premise strategy and marketing for Coca-Cola Refreshments.
Prior to her role with Global Ventures, Mann served as chief people officer for the company and as chief of staff for Quincey.
From 2012 to 2015, she was VP and general manager of Coca-Cola Freestyle, where she accelerated the global expansion of Freestyle and led its development across the Coca-Cola system.
“Jennifer has emerged as a strong business leader during her 25-year career with the company,” Quincey said. “Her background in operations across the United States and globally makes her a great fit to lead the company’s largest operating unit.”