Beverage company Coca-Cola India & South West Asia has announced changes to its leadership team. The new structure is designed to enable the India and South West Asia business to be a growth engine for the Coca-Cola Company by capitalising on emerging opportunities while continuing to build on talent development.
T. Krishnakumar, President, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia, said, "We believe there are significant opportunities that lie ahead of us to grow our portfolio and meaningfully penetrate the market. It is our constant endeavour to strengthen the leadership team for a strong sustainable future growth and address developing business needs. It reinforces our commitment towards investing in talent development.”
Sarvita Sethi has taken over as Vice-President, M&A and New Ventures from her earlier role of Vice-President Finance India and South West Asia. In this new role, Sethi will provide leadership to business incubation through alternative revenue streams in new ventures. She will also continue to lead the M&A priorities for our business in India and South West Asia. Sethi has garnered multi-functional experience throughout her career, including strategy, marketing, HR and procurement apart from finance, and she has also worked across several industries, including retail, marketing and food service sectors. In addition, she has international experience, having worked across both North Western Europe and Central and Southern Europe, before her appointment in India and South West Asia.
A qualified Chartered Accountant, Sethi holds a BSc. (Joint Honors) in Economics and Accountancy from City University, UK. This new appointment enables her to run a full-fledged business, providing her the opportunity to further build upon her multi-functional experiences by gaining general management and operations exposure.
Harsh Bhutani has been appointed to the position of Vice-President, Finance (CFO), Coca-Cola India & South West Asia, effective from August 1. Bhutani currently heads finance and business services verticals for Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer for over three years. He has been an integral part of the Finance Function at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd. for more than two decades and had joined HCCB in 1999 from ABB Limited. He is a seasoned professional who has had the opportunity to work in the Zonal and Corporate Finance teams of HCCB. As a System Resource, he brings in multifaceted experience from almost all the domains of finance encompassing business strategy, planning and execution, treasury, tax and risk management to name a few. Bhutani is a Commerce Graduate from Delhi University and a qualified Chartered Accountant.