Tapaswee Chandele is the Human Resources Director for Southern Africa Business Unit. Her responsibility is to assist in the realisation of the Company's primary goal: to attract, engage and retain the best people by making Coca-Cola "a great place to work"

Tapaswee is a seasoned system talent and brings strategic, developmental & change management experience in the Company at a multi-country level. She joined the system in India in 2001 at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Limited (today, a part of Bottler Investment Group BIG) and then moved to India & Southwest Asia BU in various roles of increasing responsibility.

She later relocated to Istanbul in early 2011 as the HR Strategic Business Partner for the Eurasia & Africa Group Functions; and in 2012, she moved as the HR Director for Turkey, Caucasus & Central BU. In this role, she was responsible for leading the creation of an integrated HR strategy that helped drive business results in that market.

Tapaswee has a postgraduate degree in Biochemistry & Clinical Nutrition and an MBA in Human Resources & Industrial Relations. She is passionate about advancing the company’s agenda on Women in Leadership and hopes to continue contributing to this both within and outside the company.