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Sanjeev Kumar is the Finance Director for the West Africa Business Unit responsible for managing and delivering financial results amid significant economic, business and competition challenges. He joined the Business Unit in April 2016.

He was previously the Finance Director for the India & Southwest Asia Business Unit where he transformed the business facing finance function from business support to a front facing bottler support finance team. He led the India effort in engaging with Federal and State Governments to remove sparkling from demerit category which was attracting penal tax rates.

He also strengthened the finance talent pipeline with recruitment programs, developmental interventions through short term assignments.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, he was the Finance Manager at the Bottling Investment Group (BIG). In this role, he was the finance lead for integration of China Bottler into the Bottling investments group.

Sanjeev holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Berhampur University, Orissa, India and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.