People: Coca Cola HBC AG (CCH.L)
24 Oct 2014
Mr. Irial P. Finan has been Non-Executive Director of Coca Cola HBC AG since April 25, 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from National University of Ireland in Galway and is an Associate (later Fellow) of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants. He was recently conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from NUI Galway in Ireland. He is an executive vice president of TCCC and president of bottling investments. He is responsible for managing a multi-billion dollar internal bottling business. Additionally, he is responsible for stewarding TCCC’s equity investments and heading the concentrate product supply organisation. Mr. Finan has over 30 years of experience in the Coca-Cola system. From 2001 to 2003, he served as chief executive officer of CCH, during which time he managed the merger and integration of Coca-Cola Beverages plc and Hellenic Bottling S.A., and led the combined company’s operations in 26 countries. Mr. Finan joined TCCC in 2004 as president of bottling investments and supply chain and was named executive vice president in October 2004. From 1995 to 1999, he was managing director of Molino Beverages, with responsibility for expanding markets, including the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Romania, Moldova, Russia and Nigeria. Prior to that role, Mr. Finan worked in several markets across Europe. From 1991 to 1993, he served as managing director of Coca-Cola Bottlers Ulster Ltd., based in Belfast. He was finance director of Coca-Cola Bottlers Ireland, Ltd., based in Dublin from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Finan has also served on the board of directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and Coca-Cola Amatil Limited. Mr. Finan serves on the board of directors of CCH, Coca-Cola FEMSA, the Supervisory Board of CCE AG, Coca-Cola Central Japan Company, Limited, the American Ireland Fund, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc and Grove 2 Glass Trading Services GmbH. He also serves as a non-executive director for Co-operation Ireland and NUI Galway Foundation.
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