Coca-Cola announced the appointment of Sonali Khanna as vice president and general counsel for Coca-Cola India and southwest Asia. She is succeeding Anjuli Kelotra, who will be taking on a global assignment.
Khanna is a new addition to Coca-Cola’s leadership team for the region to drive the company’s purpose-driven approach further. The new structure is designed to enable the India & South West Asia business to be a growth engine for The Coca-Cola Company by capitalizing on emerging opportunities while building on talent development.
Khanna has over 24 years of work experience in various roles covering diverse areas with well-known FMCG and Satellite Communications & Technology companies like Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, GSK Consumer, and Hughes Network Systems.
Khanna will be responsible for providing oversight and leadership over all legal matters relating to the Operating Unit (OU), focusing on strategic legal support and business advice and solutions. She will be actively collaborating with multiple stakeholders, including the Coca-Cola global network of legal professionals and the company’s colleagues throughout the Enterprise.
Commenting on the appointment, Sanket Ray – president, India and Southwest Asia, said, “It is our constant endeavor to strengthen the leadership team for a strong, sustainable future growth and address the developing business needs. I am delighted to welcome Sonali on this exciting journey. Sonali brings a wealth of experience in strategic legal support, and her contributions will augment our journey towards emerging stronger together as a system."
Formerly, Khanna worked with Goodyear India Limited as Head - Legal, Compliance and Company Secretary. She has received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University; Company Secretary from ICSI; and LL.B from Delhi University.