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Coca-Cola Appoints Kaushali Kusumapala as Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives

April 20, Colombo (LNW): Coca-Cola has appointed Kaushali Kusumapala as the new Country Director for Sri Lanka and Maldives, marking a significant milestone as the first woman from Sri Lanka to assume this role.

Effective April 1st, 2024, Kusumapala succeeds Pankaj Sinha, who previously led the region in 2019.

In her new capacity, Kusumapala aims to cultivate close partnerships with various stakeholders across Sri Lanka and Maldives, including bottling partners, customers, industry peers, consumers, and external collaborators.

With a career spanning back to 2009, Kusumapala brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having amassed diverse expertise through her tenure with esteemed organizations such as Leo Burnett, Fonterra Dairy, and Domino’s Pizza.

Expressing her excitement for the appointment, Kusumapala underscores her commitment to collaborating with Coca-Cola’s bottling partners, Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka, and Male’ Aerated Water Company, along with other key stakeholders.

Kusumapala holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, reflecting her strong academic background.

Coca-Cola boasts a longstanding presence in Sri Lanka, dating back to 1961. The company directly employs over 400 individuals and maintains an extensive network comprising over 80,000 shops in the region.

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