Andrew R. Davis is the Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), based in Atlanta. In this role, Andrew leads all diversity, inclusion and workplace fairness strategies across the 200+ countries where Coca-Cola operates. Andrew’s work seeks to create an “inclusion mindset” throughout the global business enabling the Company to harness the vast untapped business opportunity in an increasingly diverse marketplace. Working with colleagues in philanthropy, supplier diversity, legal, human resources, multicultural marketing and government/media relations, Andrew is responsible for relationships with internal and external stakeholders on inclusion and fairness related initiatives, creating an environment that promotes fairness, respect and appreciation of the similarities and differences for the company’s 700,000 system employees.
Davis joined TCCC in October 2007 as the Human Resources (HR) Group Director, supporting the FoodService On-Premise sales team for the North America division. In 2010, Davis was appointed Vice President of HR for the enabling functions of Coca-Cola Refreshments, a division of TCCC, leading integration, culture and transformation work for the company-owned bottler. In 2015, he was assigned to the Southeast Asia region under the Bottling Investment Division of TCCC, stationed in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and supported HR capability development for five countries in the region. Prior to joining the Company, Davis was employed with The Home Depot, where he provided HR leadership and consulting services to several Corporate Center functions. Throughout his career, Davis has held several key positions of increasing responsibility at Yum Brands, Black Entertainment Television and Best Buy.
Davis holds several Human Resources certifications in assessment systems and skills training. He serves as a board director for Adventist Health in Roseville, CA, as well as the board chair of their Human Performance Committee. He serves as a regular guest lecturer for the business schools at Emory University and Clayton State University. He also serves as the executive advisor for Coca-Cola’s Millennial Voices Council.
Davis received his Bachelors of Science in Organizational Management from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland and his MBA from Emory University Goizueta School of Business in Atlanta, Georgia.
Davis resides in Atlanta with his daughter, Dreu.
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