Vamsi Mohan is President of Coca-Cola South Pacific, and has been part of the Coca-Cola system for 20 years.
Vamsi has extensive experience within the Coca-Cola system, with a strong track record of delivering results and building capabilities around customer management, market execution, digital technologies and people development. Most recently, Vamsi served as the Region Director of our company-owned bottling businesses in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Previously, Vamsi served as the Region Director for company-owned bottling businesses in Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. He was also the Chief Executive Officer of the company’s bottling operations in Vietnam and Cambodia and was instrumental in driving sustainable growth in our Vietnam business. Prior to that Vamsi was General Manager for Coca-Cola in Malaysia.
Vamsi joined the Coca-Cola system in India in 1998 and has held various leadership roles in operations, market execution and general management. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Lucie Austin is Marketing Director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.
Lucie started with the The Coca-Cola Company in 2008 in Sydney and has been responsible for developing the brand portfolio and driving the marketing, communications and innovation agenda. During her time with Coca-Cola, Lucie has also spent 5 years as Marketing Director for Northwest Europe & Nordics and subsequently for Western Europe, based in London.
Lucie started her marketing career working for Unilever where she held a variety of marketing roles in the UK and Netherlands spanning healthcare, frozen food and ice cream categories over a 10 year period and across both strategic and operational roles.
Lucie also spent 5 years working for Boots Healthcare and 4 years as Marketing Director for Campbell Arnotts in Australia.
Christine Black is public affairs and communications director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.
Before joining Coca-Cola, Christine was the director of public and government affairs at Novartis Group, where she was responsible for strategic government and stakeholder relations strategy.
Christine also has extensive experience in government advisory positions, having led the office of the NSW Attorney-General. She has also been a senior policy and media adviser to the NSW Minister for Health.
Michael Davis is IT client engagement director and APAC marketing lead for Coca-Cola
With over 20 years' experience in senior IT executive roles for some of Australia's largest organisations, Michael's accomplishments are based on strategy development and execution, delivering business enabling programs across many geographies.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Michael gained extensive experience in consumer package goods, working with Treasury Wine Estates and Fosters Group, both of which are recognised leaders in the beverage industry.
Carlos Diaz Rigby
Carlos Diaz Rigby is commercial operations director for Coca-Cola South Pacific, a role he has held since June 2016.
Commencing his career with The Coca-Cola Company in 1996, Carlos was previously employed as franchise operations director at Coca-Cola's Latin Centre, where he was responsible for delivering profit and volume goals for the operation – the largest market within the business unit.
Prior to this, Carlos held the role of franchise operations director in both Venuzuela and the South Carribean, the latter of which involved responsibility for overall business results and included dealing with 11 bottlers and 14 countries.
George Droumev is technical director for Coca-Cola South Pacific, having had a distinguished career with the company for more than 20 years.
The former technical director of the Coca-Cola Germany business unit, George has enjoyed various roles within the company. Since joining Coca-Cola in 1993, he has taken on responsibilities in south-east Europe while building on his experience in quality, commercialisation, acquisitions, and technical management.
Patrick Jordan is the Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola South Pacific. Prior to joining Coca-Cola South Pacific, Patrick worked with our Australian Bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil.
Patrick’s HR background and experience has grown with the Coca-Cola System following decade long HR career in Financial Services working with the National Australia Bank and Babcock & Brown. In these roles Patrick worked in developing and implementing strategic HR Initiatives across disciplines including strategic HR Business Partnering, Reward and Employee Equity. Patrick has also had experience working in Client Services and Operations before moving into HR.
Thierry Roques is finance director for Coca-Cola South Pacific.
Thierry has spent 19 years with The Coca-Cola Company and has held the position of vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) for Coca-Cola Greater China and Korea.
After working in West Africa for a French development agency and for accounting firm Arthur Andersen in France and central Europe, Thierry joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1995 as an internal auditor where he spent three years auditing Coca-Cola operations in every continent.
Thierry moved to Asia in 1998 and held various finance positions in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand (where he was seconded to BPW, a Nestlé–Coca-Cola joint venture) before relocating to Shanghai in 2005 as deputy-CFO for the China business unit. He was promoted to vice-president and CFO in 2008.
Greishma Singh is the strategy and insights director for Coca-Cola South Pacific. She began her career with the Coca-Cola Company in India, and has been at South Pacific since 2010.
Since joining the business unit, Greishma has held a variety of roles in marketing, working on brands such as Powerade and Coca-Cola, and more recently in strategy. In her previous role as business insights and planning manager, Greishma supported the BU President and leadership team with long range strategic planning and annual planning.
Sarah Susak is business unit legal counsel for Coca-Cola
South Pacific. She joined the company at the beginning of 2014.
After several years as a solicitor at one of Sydney’s elite private law practices, Sarah spent more than seven years with Colgate-Palmolive, starting as corporate counsel for the South Pacific business. Her career with Colgate took her to Geneva, Paris and the United States in her specialist role as marketing legal director, responsible for the African, Middle East, European and South Pacific divisions.
Before joining Coca-Cola
, Sarah spent two years as partnership manager at the Wayside Chapel in Sydney’s Kings Cross, where she was responsible for designing and implementing funding strategies, including attracting new funding from both the government and corporate sectors.