Coca-Cola appoints Sanket Ray as President, India & Southwest Asia
On Thursday, The Cola Cola Company announced the appointment of Sanket Ray as new President of India and Southwest Asia and elevated T Krishnakumar to the role of Chairman, India. The announcement is a part of the beverage company's restructuring plans first announced on August 28.
T. Krishnakumar will be responsible for building and strengthening critical local partnerships in India, supporting the new operating unit leadership team.
Sanket Ray has been associted with The Coca Cola Company since 2016 as CEO of Coca Cola Beverages Vietnam. In January, he was elevated to the role of COO of Mainland China before assuming leadership of India operations. He was previously at Coca Cola owned bottling company Hindustant Coca Cola Beverages for 12 years. In a career spanning more than 25 years, he has been associated with companies like Bajaj Auto, ACC Limited, Saint Gobain, and Lafarge. He is an agile business leader with growth mindset and has a track record of delivering superior business results and driving transformational change with rapid turnarounds .