New president of Coca-Cola North America Jim Dinkins

Douglas joined the company in 1988, whilst Dinkins currently serves as president of the Minute Maid business unit and chief retail sales officer for CCNA.

Chief executive James Quincey said: “Our North American business has been thriving and is well positioned for continued success. Sandy Douglas has done a tremendous job of leading CCNA to a strong position. Jim Dinkins is a highly experienced, respected executive who will lead Coca-Cola North America as it continues to evolve and grow.”

“I feel incredibly positive about what lies ahead for our system because I have tremendous confidence in James, Jim Dinkins, our CCNA leadership team, our bottlers and our people throughout the US and Canada,” added Douglas.

Dinkins said: “I am honoured and humbled to lead CCNA during a time of great opportunity in our industry. I am excited about James’ vision for the company, and I am thankful to Sandy for his leadership in building a strong foundation for Coca-Cola North America.”