Murat Ozgel

President, Japan & South Korea Operating Unit

Murat Ozgel is president of the Japan & South Korea Operating Unit for The Coca‑Cola Company.

Prior to this position, Ozgel served as president of the Bottling Investments Group (BIG), where he lead Coca‑Cola's company-owned bottling network.

Previously, Ozgel served as BIG’s chief growth officer, where he led the organization to enhance its portfolio, capabilities and infrastructure through strategic mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Ozgel was president of the company’s former Middle East and North Africa business unit. Under his leadership, MENA achieved significant share gains across all markets. Pakistan, the largest MENA market, captured a market leadership position for the first time in 30 years.

Ozgel has been with the Coca‑Cola system since 2003 and has taken on various roles across Asia and Africa. He has international experience in general management; marketing customer and commercial; and franchise leadership in developing and emerging markets. He started at bottler Coca‑Cola Icecek before joining Coca‑Cola.

He began his career with Procter & Gamble.

Ozgel earned a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey.