T Krishnakumar has been made the Chief Operating Officer of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd. Based in Gurgaon, Krishnakumar would oversee the national manufacturing, corporate sales and all regional operations. Prior to this appointment, he was Senior Vice-President, Central Region, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd. Krishnakumar had joined the organisation in 2004.
John Ustas, CEO of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, who is relocating to the global headquarters in Atlanta, said, “This move will help strengthen our management team in India and appropriately position us to capture a new level of success in one of our key growth markets. In his leadership position as Vice President, Central Region and Corporate Logistics Head, Krishnakumar has been instrumental in the organisation’s development and success. His tireless work ethic, industry knowledge and high integrity are assets that will bring more focus and energies in delivering on our company’s immense potential in India.”
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Krishnakumar had extensive work experience in the confectionary and foods business, both domestically and internationally. He has held senior management positions at Parry Confectionery and Tiffany Foods (Dubai).