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Cummings joins presidential race

Cummings PixThe Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company has joined the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections as a presidential hopeful.

Mr. Cumming, with his group, TEAM for Liberia said that their mission is to create a society in which an informed and active citizenry is sovereign and makes policy decisions based on the will of the majority.

According to statement issued in Monrovia over the weekend, the group said, they will build democracy through activism and education and change the law to ensure that political processes are controlled by citizens. We oppose discrimination based on race, color, spiritual belief, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, and national origin.

TEAM-Liberia pointed out that believe that their mission calls for non-traditional approaches, and call for every citizen to participate in upcoming elections. “A sound and healthy state is the one in which government recognizes and protects the independent responsibilities that belong to people,”.

Mr. Alexander B. Cummings is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer or CAO) of The Coca-Cola Company. The CAO structure consolidates key global corporate functions in a purposeful approach to effectively support the business operations of The Coca-Cola Company.

Key global corporate functions reporting to the CAO include Legal, People Function, Global Community Connections, Strategic Planning, Information Technology, Sustainability, Strategic Security and Aviation, and the Technical organization comprising of: Research & Development, Science, Global Quality and Product Integrity, Supply Chain, and Procurement.

These functions support their five operating groups with presence in over 200 countries. Born in Liberia, Mr. Cummings joined the Coca-Cola Company in 1997 as Region Manager, Nigeria. In 2000, he was named President of the Company’s North & West Africa Division. In March 2001, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of the Africa Group, responsible for the Company’s operations in Africa, encompassing a total of 56 countries and territories across the continent.

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Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cummings held several positions with The Pillsbury Company in the U.S. In his last role as Vice President of Finance for Pillsbury International, he had financial responsibility for a growing $1.2 billion international branded food business with operating companies in 16 countries.

Mr. Cummings currently serves on the boards of C.A.R.E. and Clark Atlanta University. He also is a board member of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, a publicly traded bottler of The Coca-Cola Company (NASDAQ). He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.


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