FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 3, 2014
U.S. Chamber’s Brazil-U.S. Business Council Appoints The Coca-Cola Company’s Ahmet Bozer as Co-Chair
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Brazil-U.S. Business Council (BUSBC) today announced the appointment of Ahmet Bozer, executive vice president and president of Coca-Cola International, as co-chair of its Board of Directors. Bozer joins BUSBC Board Chairman Greg Page, executive chairman of Cargill Incorporated, in the council’s leadership.
“We are thrilled to have a leader of Ahmet’s caliber in this role,” Page said. “His business acumen and strong record of success will be a tremendous asset to us as we continue to strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and Brazil during this critical period in the bilateral relationship.”
“This is the right time for private-sector leaders to step forward and demonstrate to policymakers the strategic importance of the relationship between the United States and Brazil,” Bozer said. “I am very pleased to be working with Greg, the Chamber, and the rest of the council’s Board to contribute to this important effort.”
“Ahmet’s leadership alongside Greg Page on the BUSBC’s Board of Directors is a strong signal of the U.S. business community’s commitment to our bilateral economic relations,” said Myron Brilliant, the Chamber’s executive vice president and head of International Affairs. “Brazil and the U.S. have so much in common. We are committed democracies with dynamic economies of continental size. With leadership from Greg and Ahmet, we can build on this common ground.”
Before assuming his current role at Coca-Cola, Bozer served as the company’s president for Eurasia & Africa, where he led business activities in more than 90 countries. He began his career with The Coca-Cola Company in 1990 as a financial controller manager in Atlanta and later rose to leadership positions in operations, starting in Turkey and then widening to include the rest of Eurasia and the Middle East.
The Brazil-U.S. Business Council (BUSBC) is the premier business advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the economic and commercial relationship between the two countries. A full list of BUSBC board members is available here.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Its International Affairs division includes more than 50 regional and policy experts and 25 country- and region-specific business councils and initiatives. The U.S. Chamber also works closely with 116 American Chambers of Commerce abroad.
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