Darlene Nicosia appointed CPO at Coca-Cola

Paul Snell is managing editor at Supply Management
17 March 2015

Coca-Cola has appointed a new chief procurement officer, ahead of the departure of the current CPO to one of its biggest bottlers.

Darlene Nicosia, senior global procurement director, centre of excellence and franchise leader at the Coca-Cola Company, will take over from Ronald Lewis, who is joining Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) as senior vice president of supply chain, on 1 April.

Lewis is replacing Bill Douglas, who is retiring after 30 years with CCE.

Nicosia will take over as CPO at the drinks manufacturer at the start of next month, when Lewis moves to CCE. Prior to her current role, she served as procurement director of the company’s Europe group.

Lewis is rejoining CCE, where he previously worked as both CPO and vice president of North American supply chain.

John Brock, CEO of CCE, said: “Ron has an excellent track record of delivering results, extensive experience in the Coca-Cola bottling system, and an intimate understanding of the complexities of leading large supply chain operations in Europe and globally.

“He is well-respected throughout the Coca-Cola system, and has demonstrated an ability to unlock shareowner value by creating a demand-driven, customer-focused organisation. We look forward to welcoming him back to Coca-Cola Enterprises.”

Coca-Cola Enterprises manufactures, bottles and markets Coca-Cola in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.

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