Our management team in Austria combines profound expertise in sales, marketing, commercial excellence, supply chain, finance, human resources, public affairs & communications, jurisprudence and business solution systems (IT)

Frank O'Donnell

Frank O'Donnell

Country General Manager

I started my career in 1992 in Ireland as merchandiser and held several other positions in the company before taking over as Sales Director for Ireland. In 2010 I took over as Commercial Director in our business unit Czech Republic and Slovakia. Then, in March 2014 I was promoted to Country Manager in Ireland. Finally, in March 2016 I assumed the position as Country General Manager at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria.

What I like most about Austria:
The people, and naturally, the nature

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
I admired the brands for a long time and felt it was a company with high values and a place where I could build a career.

Nikos Efstathopoulos

Nikos Efstathopoulos

CFO (Chief Financial Officer)

I started my career at Coca‑Cola HBC in 2013 as Regional Finance Analyst. In this position I took on responsibility for several countries. Later on I assumed the role of Investor Relations Manager. In September 2016 I was appointed CFO of the Baltics Business Unit and headed the successful integration of Neptunas Water. On September 1, 2017, I took over the position as CFO in Austria.

For me Coca‑Cola HBC stands for:
The best environment I have worked in, a place where I can take risks and learn.

What I like most about Austria:
I would say its atmosphere, Vienna is a “big” but still a human city and the weather (understanding this is a strange comment coming from a Greek guy)

Herbert Bauer

Herbert Bauer

Sales Director

In my position as Sales Director, which I have held since January 2017, I am responsible for the areas Key Accounts, Field Sales, Commercial Capability, Vending and Commercial Services at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria. FMCG is in my DNA: For many years I held different positions at Henkel, most recently as Sales Director for Poland, where I was able to gather experience in the areas of commercial, key accounting and brand marketing. As an Austrian, I am especially happy to be working at a company, which also produces locally.

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
It gives me the chance to create value for the Austrian market & community.

My favorite drink is:
Cappy Black Currant mixed with Römerquelle Sparkling

Natasa Josic

Natasa Josic

Commercial Excellence Director

I started my career at Coca‑Cola HBC in Serbia, where I held various marketing positions. In 2014 I was appointed Sparkling Softdrinks Marketing Manager for Serbia and accounted for the redesign and implementation of our new marketing strategy. At the same time, I headed the Trade Census Initiative, an important strategic project aimed at an increase in sales for Serbia & Montenegro. Since 2016 I have been holding the position as Commercial Excellence Director at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria. 

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
Firstly, out of curiosity – I was still finishing my studies and came to an interview to experience how job interviews work. And I am still here as CCHBC enchanted me and provided me with an opportunity for endless learning.

What I like most about Austria:
Heritage and culture, connectedness to nature, health and active lifestyle.

Pierre Philippenko

Pierre Philippenko

Marketing Director

Since January 2017, I have been in charge of the areas Shopper Marketing, FC (Future Consumption) and IC (Immediate Consumption) Channel Marketing, Commercialization and Experiential Execution. I have been part of the Coca‑Cola System for many years now and I am glad to be able to apply my skills in the field of strategic brand development and my experience in pricing and promotion. Before that, I was Customer & Commercial Director at The Coca‑Cola Company Russia, Ukraine & Belarus Business Unit.

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
I like the culture, I like the portfolio of brands and products, I see the growth opportunity for the business and myself.

My favorite drink is:
Coke zero

Ursula Riegler

Ursula Riegler

Public Affairs & Communications Director

I have been in charge of internal and external communication, public affairs and crisis management since November 2017. Together with my team, I represent the Company’s interests in public and communicate on all topics relating to sustainability. At the same time, we maintain an ongoing dialogue with our stakeholders.

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
I like the way we move forward and the team spirit I experience every day.

My favorite drink is:
Römerquelle still

Bettina Augeneder

Bettina Augeneder

Human Resources Director

As HR Director of Coca‑Cola HBC Austria, I have been in charge of the Human Resources Department since January 2017. We intend to put our focus on the increase in employee commitment, the promotion of talents, the formation of basic skills and the development of a corporate structure, which distinguishes itself by sustained growth.

For me Coca‑Cola HBC stands for:
Passion, learning agile and a big family

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
Dedicated to people and strong commitment from top management to invest in talents and to care for our workforce.

Claudia Simon

Claudia Simon

Legal Director Austria

I started my career at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria in February 2012 as Legal Counsel. One of the first projects I was able to support with my legal expertise was the relocation of our production facility to Edelstal. Subsequently, I worked in procurement for some time. Since 2015, I have been responsible as focal point for all legal matters concerning the Company together with my team.

For me, CCHBC stands for:
Working with great people (professionally and personally) and achieving excellent results together.

My favorite drink is:
Coke zero

Valentin Radu

Valentin Radu

Country Supply Chain Services Manager

For me Supply Chain is about innovation, quality and services, agility and optimum cost, all performed in a sustainable, responsible way in order to fulfil market demand and fuel country job ticket.

I started my career in 2009 as Logistics Operations Manager in Romania. Later on I took over responsibility for distribution and, as a another step forward, I accounted for 13 of 18 distribution centres. In May 2014 I was appointed Logistics Manager at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria.


What I like most about Austria:
The landscape and the outdoors opportunities for spending the free time, the balanced lifestyle.

My favorite drink is:
Coke zero

Gabriele Bergler

Gabriele Bergler

Enterprise Operations Country Manager Austria

I started my career at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria in July 2006 as Service Desk Manager. As of 2009, I was in charge of the IT unit for Austria and Slovenia as Country IT Manager. Subsequently I held various positions in the areas of finance and IT on a local and regional level. After merging the BSS and IT Operations divisions to form Enterprise Operations, I took over as head of department as of July 1, 2017. 

I decided to become a part of Coca‑Cola HBC because:
I have always wanted to work in an international enterprise and for a strong brand. Diversification & change management has always been very important to me. These expectations towards CCHBC have been confirmed time and again over the years...

My favorite drink is:
Römerquelle still pure or in combination with coffee or wine