- Coca- Cola Co. announced last week that Alan Boehme would be the company's next chief technology officer, replacing former CTO Jim Scholefield, who will become CIO at Nike Inc.
- For the past four years, Boehme has been in charge of overseeing Coke's enterprise architecture, innovation, and emerging technologies. He will continue his leadership over these teams while also overseeing service management design and implementation groups that Scholefield previously headed.
- Boehme has been and continues to prepare "to arm Coca Cola for the future including new platforms, cloud- based solutions and an aggressive yet flexible approach to enterprise security to position our company for growth," according to a memo from CIO Ed Steinike, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Coca-Cola has seen many new faces in its ever-changing group of C-suite executives and board members in recent months. Among those: In March, Chief Technical and Innovation Officer Guy Wollaert announced his exit and replacement by Ed Hays, who had previously been the company's vice president of Global Science, Regulatory, and Formula Governance.
Coca-Cola also shook up its board in April, when it promoted two members within the board and elected two new vice presidents. What's not yet clear if these changes could improve Coke's bottom line amid the growing soda industry decline.