Henrique Braun has been appointed president of the new Latin American operating unit Coca-Cola.
The company made the announcement in a media release outlining a reorganisation in three areas, "operations, beverage categories and the services that enable them around the world."
Braun most recently headed Coca-Cola's Brazil business unit, before which he served as president of Greater China and Korea. He has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering and a master's in industrial engineering. He joined the company in 1996 and has held positions in North America, Europe and Latin America.
Other changes announced by Coca-Cola included the appointment of Nikos Koumettis as head of its Europe operating unit and the impending retirement of chief innovation officer Robert Long.
Koumettis is the current president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa group, and previously served as president of the Central and Eastern Europe business unit, where he was responsible for overseeing company operations in 26 countries.
After Long's retirement at the end of February 2021, the company will combine its innovation and technical functions under the leadership of Nancy Quan, who will now become the chief technical and innovation officer.