Chief Sustanability Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
As The Coca-Cola Company’s first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Bea Perez advances a global sustainability strategy designed to help grow the business while making a lasting, positive difference for consumers, communities and the environment. Bea is leading a global effort to embed sustainability into operations. With her direction, the Coca-Cola system is making progress toward a comprehensive set of sustainability commitments across all areas of the business with a focus on women’s economic empowerment, water stewardship and well-being. She also directs the efforts of the Coca-Cola Foundation – the Company’s philanthropic arm.
Prior to establishing The Office of Sustainability, Bea served as Chief Marketing Officer for Coca-Cola North America. As one of Coca-Cola’s top marketers, she brought brands to life for consumers by developing strategic partnerships with American Idol, NASCAR, NBA, The Oscars and by working with notable celebrities like Ryan Seacrest and LeBron James.
Often recognized for her leadership, Bea is a member of the American Advertising Hall of Achievement and the Sports Business Journal’s Hall of Fame. She has been recognized as a “Conservation Trailblazer” by The Trust for the Public Land. She was on Hispanic Executive magazine’s list of Top 10 Leaders, one of Green Building & Design magazine’s “10 Most Powerful Women in Sustainability”, and she was featured as one of the “25 Most Powerful Latinas” on CNN and in People en Español.
Bea is also a strong advocate for community service, serving on several boards including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, the USO, International Council on Women’s Business Leadership and The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, among others. She also serves on the corporate board for Primerica.
Bea and her family reside in Atlanta.