President (CEO) Coca-Cola India and South West Asia Business Unit
T. Krishnakumar (popularly known as KK) is the President & CEO of Coca-Cola India and South West Asia business unit. In his current role, KK leads the company’s business and operations across India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. He is a strategic, well-rounded leader, and has been a catalyst for expanding
KK has spent almost 14 years in the
KK previously worked with companies such as Henkel India, IFFCO Group (Dubai), Murugappa Group and Asian Paints. He was instrumental in launching new products and building new categories for businesses in several of these companies.
KK believes that consumers, people and brands are the driving forces behind any successful business. He mostly shows up at work in his white, cotton half sleeves shirts instead of business suits. He values time and upholds the importance of staying on schedule. His working out of various countries and travels to all parts and nooks of India endow him with insight and respect for different cultures and traditions.
KK was born in a Tamil-speaking family in Chennai and completed his electronics engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy (Madras University) and earned his post-graduation in management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His quest to acquire more knowledge made him pursue multiple refresher programs including an Advanced Management Program at Wharton.
KK is passionately interested in sports, especially cricket. He spends his spare time with his wife, Sujatha, to empower the rural and underprivileged communities through education.