William Egbe

Company: The Coca-Cola Company

Position: President, the South Africa Business Unit

Industry: Beverages

Country: South Africa

William (Bill) Egbe is president of the South Africa Business Unit. Prior to this position he was president of the East and Central Africa Division.

Mr. Egbe began his career at The Eastman Kodak Company in 1989 as a financial analyst in Rochester, New York and held various positions before being transferred to Muehlhausen in Germany in 1991 as assistant plant manager. He was named operations manager and controller for the Kodak Health Imaging-Dental Business (Europe, Africa & Middle East), in 1994, and the following year, was appointed managing director, Kodak Dental Products Europe Inc.

Mr. Egbe joined The Coca-Cola Company as deputy region manager, Coca-Cola West Africa in 1997. He was appointed region manager, Coca-Cola Mid-Africa & Islands in 2000, and a year later, was made region manager for Coca-Cola East Africa. Mr. Egbe held the position of region manager, Coca-Cola East Africa & Islands from 2002 until 2005, when he was appointed president of the East and Central Africa Division.

Bill holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Howard University in Washington. He is an active member of the community and has volunteered for many organizations, including the Red Cross Society in Germany. Bill is fluent in English, French and German.

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