Doug Dennis is the Technical Director of Coca-Cola South Africa (CCSA); Doug started his career with TheCoca-Cola Company in 1985 as a Quality Assurance Technologist. In his 27-year career with the Company, Doug has introduced innovations that have improved the Company's performance in the areas of quality, procurement, environment, supply chain, capability building, and science and regulatory affairs.

In his leadership role within South Africa, Doug has been integral to the championing of sustainability, helping the Company to minimise its impact on the planet and increase its efficiency and effectiveness. His achievements include a consistent improvement in water use ratio, energy use efficiency and solid waste reduction. In addition, his team introduced PlantBottle™ packaging to South Africa and designed the Valpré plant in Heidelberg which is heralded as one of the continent's greenest bottling plants.

Prior to leading Technical at CCSA, Doug served as the Technical Director for Coca-Cola East and Central Africa and completed an "Infra-structure Optimisation Study" for Kenya. He is also responsible for piloting the first Operational Excellence implementation in Mauritius in 2006, followed by the second in Kenya later that year.

Doug was responsible for the implementation of strategic infrastructure planning processes in three key markets - Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia while also redefining the commercialisation process by integrating and leveraging external resource capability. He took the lead in the planning, selection and installation of the first PET aseptic line outside of Japan in Singapore, as well as establishment of the supply chain function for the Coca-Cola South East and West Asia Division in 2000.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of the Witwatersrand and a National Diploma in Water Technology from Pretoria Technikon, now the Tshwane University of Technology.