Tapaswee currently leads Talent & Development for The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for Recruiting, Talent Management, Leadership development, Learning and Organization effectiveness strategy. In her career of over eighteen years with the Company, Tapaswee has been a passionate advocate of the Women in Leadership agenda. She set up the first diversity council in India, creating policies and programs for an inclusive and enabling environment, and building the first ever diversity awareness workshop for all employees in the business. She co-created the Eurasia Africa Women’s Council, and drove the Women in Leadership agenda across the group. As Global Head of Talent & Development, Tapaswee provides leadership to the team which helps to hire diverse talent across senior roles, and she helps to develop key leadership development programs for women in leadership and multicultural talent. She is currently an Advisor to The Coca-Cola Company’s Global Women’s Leadership Council.
Manik is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coca-Cola Enterprises. He is part of their Executive Leadership Team. Having worked at other bottlers as well as in the Coca-Cola Company, Manik has an influence that goes beyond CCE.
Under his leadership, D&I has been taken to another level within Coca-Cola enterprises Finance organization: the number of women in Finance, the female representation within Finance remained at an average of 57%. As well as establishing a Finance Diversity and Inclusion Council, Finance has started to pilot a company-wide mentoring program, something Manik was particularly keen on as his team of 704 Finance professionals is spread out across Europe, including Sofia, Bulgaria.
Besides championing the overall D&I agenda for the Finance function, Manik has also played a key role championing the Cultural Diversity agenda at CCE, for example by participating at the kick-off of their Cultural Diversity Awareness day in Great Britain.
Muhtar is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company and is responsible for leading a system of more than 750,000 employees in more than 200 countries around the world. The Coca-Cola systems combined annual revenues are more than $115 billion.
Through a number of global industry leadership roles, Muhtar Kent has represented the importance of advancing multicultural interests in business. He is or has been Chairman of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, a past Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, a Chairman of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council, a member of the Eminent Persons Group for ASEAN, appointed by President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton, a director of Special Olympics International, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Catalyst.
Kent has been a champion for advancing the multicultural nature of Coca-Colas business through the launch of an initiative to economically empower 5 million women in the Coca-Cola supply chain by 2020 (5 by 20), the launch of the Womens Leadership Council to increase female representation among the companys top leaders and led a refreshment of the companys Board of Directors to increase diversity.
During his tenure, Kent has championed a mission of value creation to make the company better and more valuable to the stakeholders it serves. Kent also has been a champion for advancing the multicultural nature of Coca-Colas business through the launch of an initiative to economically empower 5 million women in the Coca-Cola supply chain by 2020 (5 by 20), the launch of the Womens Leadership Council to increase female representation among the companys top leaders and led a refreshment of the companys Board of Directors to increase diversity.