The Senior Management Team of Coca‑Cola HBC Austria is now even more female. Natasa Josic (36) takes over a new position within the team and will become Director Marketing. Mirela Toljan Jakomin (45) will become a new member of the Senior Management Team and takes over the position of Director Commercial from Natasa Josic. This means that more than two thirds of the Austrian beverage bottler’s leading management team are women.
Natasa Josic has been working for Coca‑Cola HBC since 2005. She started her career in her native country of Serbia where she held several positions in the fields of Category Management and Marketing Management. Since 2016, she has been in charge of the Commercial Excellence department at Coca‑Cola HBC Austria. In her new position of Marketing Director, the 36-year-old will focus on the expansion of the product portfolio for the Austrian market. Apart from her leadership experience, the economist brings in professional expertise from different company sectors, among them market research, revenue growth management and key account management.
From up-and-coming talent to member of Senior Management
Mirela Toljan Jakomin also has company experience of many years: The native Croatian started her career in 1997 in her home country as a management trainee – she is a perfect example of the diverse career opportunities that the company provides for its young talents. In 1998, she had already become business planning analyst and after that, she took over several other positions in different company divisions. For instance, the now 45-year-old held the position of Chief Finance Officer in Croatia. She has been working in Austria since 2012 where she most recently developed strategies for a profitable sales growth in the position of Revenue Growth Manager. As of now, Mirela Toljan Jakomin is in charge of the Commercial Excellence division with the priorities of Market Insights and Research.
Female leaders on the rise
Frank O’Donnell, General Manager at Coca‑Cola HBC, is happy about the high proportion of women in his leading management team: “When it comes to issues such as the proportion of women or equal pay, other companies still think about how and if they can handle them. At Coca‑Cola HBC Austria, equal opportunities have been a reality for years. Our strong commitment to more women power within the company starts at supporting our junior employees and continues up to the management level where 7 out of 10 members are females. Furthermore, we keep implementing measures to make a better work-life balance for our team possible.”
Vienna, February 28, 2019
Queries and further information:
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The company Coca‑Cola HBC Austria
Coca‑Cola HBC Austria supplies the entire Austrian market with products from the house of Coca‑Cola. The company has about 1,000 employees in Austria – in the production site as well as in the regional sales centers and distribution warehouses. Apart from the well-known brands Coca‑Cola, Coke light, Coke zero, Fanta and Sprite, the large product portfolio includes the new iced tea brand fuzetea and other brands such as Cappy, Römerquelle, Kinley Kräuter Kracherl, the energy drink Monster, the tonic brand Royal Bliss, the sports beverage Powerade and the plant-based drinks AdeZ. All products from the house of Coca‑Cola HBC are bottled in the state-of-the art production and logistics center in Edelstal (Burgenland), the source location of Römerquelle mineral water. From here, the products are distributed to all parts of Austria. About 60,000 customers in the sectors of retail and hospitality supply consumers in all parts of Austria with beverages from the house of Coca‑Cola. In addition to that, 8,000 coolers make sure that the beverages are always available – at arm's length, chilled and ready to refresh.
Coca‑Cola has been firmly rooted in Austria since 1929. Coca‑Cola HBC Austria is a subsidiary of Coca‑Cola HBC Bottling Company AG, headquartered in Switzerland. It is a leading bottler of The Coca‑Cola Company with a sales volume of 2 billion unit cases. With production and distribution centers in 28 countries, it supplies products for a population of more than 590 million people every year. The company is listed on the London stock exchange and has a secondary listing in Athens. Coca‑Cola HBC is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as well as in the FTSE4 Good Index.