Muhtar Kent

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Muhtar Kent is the Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Company. In 2010, he made $24.8 million.[1]


Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Coca-Cola is on the Corporate ("Private Enterprise") Board of the American Legislative Exhange Council (ALEC) as of 2011.[4]

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Kent was the "General Manager of Coca-Cola Turkey and Central Asia. From 1989 to 1995, he served as President of the Company's East Central Europe Division and Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola International, with responsibility for 23 countries. Between 1995 and 1998, Mr. Kent served as Managing Director of Coca-Cola Amatil-Europe, covering bottling operations in 12 countries. Kent was named President and COO of The Coca-Cola Company's North Asia, Eurasia and Middle East Group from 2005 until early 2006 and President and COO of The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing all operations of the business, including Bottling Investments. He succeeded Neville Isdell as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 1, 2008, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors on April 23, 2009."[5]

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  1. 2011 Executive PayWatch,"
  2. Ronald McDonald House Charities Trustees, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2013.
  3. US China Business Council Board, organizational web page, accessed November 20, 2013.
  4. Private Enterprise Board, ALEC website, accessed July 7, 2011.
  5. Senior Leadership Team,"Coca-Cola Company"

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