Venkatesh Kini
Senior Vice President – India Region, The Coca-Cola Company

Venkatesh Kini has over 24 years of Sales, Marketing & General Management experience in India, USA & in Global roles, of which 15 have been with The Cola-Cola Company. He is currently Senior VP – India Region with responsibility for the country P&L and for operating functions such as marketing, customer management and franchise operations.

Prior to his current assignment he was Vice President of Global Marketing for Juice, where he led the global design & rollout of the Minute Maid master brand and helped create 3 Billion Dollar brands. From 2006 to 2009 he was head of marketing for The Coca-Cola Company in India and South West Asia, a member of the team that successfully turned around Coke’s India business.

He has also managed marketing for Coke’s global bottled water business and the Sparkling flavours business for Coca-Cola North America. Before joining Coke, Venkatesh worked at Asian Paints and ITC, two of India’s most respected companies.

Venkatesh obtained a BA in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.