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  • Title
    Group Managing Director
  • Affiliation
    Coca-Cola Amatil
  • Country
    Australia
  • Age
    52

Since Alison Watkins took over Coca-Cola Amatil in March 2014, she’s been on a three-year $100 million cost-cutting campaign, reinvesting the savings in new products like mid-calorie Coke Life and Barista Bros drinks. It’s a good thing: last year, the beverage bottler’s profit dropped 25% amid shrinking sugary soft drinks sales. Now Watkins says the company is primed for a turnaround, based on expansion outside Australia as well as new low-calorie drinks and bottled water. Judging from Amatil’s mid-year earnings release, she’s off to a promising start: beverage volumes in Australia rose 2.8% after years in decline. —Claire Groden

Personal Information

Country
Australia
Previous Rank21
Newcomer?
no

Company Information

2014 Revenues
4,477
2014 Profits
246
Market Value (as of 09/01/15)
4,503