Coca-Cola SLMG Appoints Costin Mandrea as CEO

Costin Mandrea has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola SLMG operations, India’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola in India and Southwest Asia. Mandrea, with over 25 years of experience in the beverage industry, is expected to bring a wealth of expertise and strategic vision to his new role. 

Mandrea has previously held key leadership positions at Coca-Cola Bottling System in Western and Central Europe, Russia, and Japan. His expertise lies in driving business growth through company-wide transformation, sales force operations, customer engagement, and route-to-market strategies. 

S N Ladhani, Chairman and Managing Director of Coca-Cola SLMG, expressed his pleasure at Mandrea’s appointment, stating, “We welcome Costin Mandrea aboard as the CEO of SLMG Group. His proven track record of leadership and strategic acumen makes him a perfect fit to lead our company into its next phase of expansion and success.”

Commenting on his new role, Mandrea said, “I am honoured and excited to join Coca-Cola SLMG as its Chief Executive Officer. I look forward to collaborating with the talented team and leveraging my experience to drive innovation and growth for the company.” 

Mandrea, a graduate from the University of Bucharest, has participated in numerous leadership development programs throughout his career. His tenure at Coca-Cola has been marked by successful transformation initiatives and strategic leadership roles, contributing significantly to the company’s profitability and market presence.