Senior Functional Leadership- Ceree Eberly

Ceree T. Eberly

Chief People Officer and
Senior Vice President
The Coca-Cola Company

Ceree Eberly was appointed to the role of Chief People Officer and Senior Vice President for The Coca-Cola Company in 2009. She joined the company in 1990 and has since served in a variety of leadership roles. In 1998, Eberly became the Human Resources Director of the Central America and Caribbean Division in San José, Costa Rica, where she oversaw both company and bottling operations’ human resources strategies. In 2003, she was appointed Vice President of the Corporate business unit, where she led the support of the worldwide McDonald's business in technical operations, quality assurance, social responsibility, communications, global juice portfolio, IT and human resources. Eberly filled this role until 2007, when she became the Group Human Resources Director for Europe.

As Chief People Officer, Eberly leads an organization responsible for developing and transforming approximately 150,000 Coca-Cola employees across more than 200 countries into a competitive advantage and transforming the quality of the company’s workplace into a global differentiator. She is a member of the senior operating leadership of the company, responsible for directing the company’s long term vision and strategy and operational initiatives, as well as working closely with Coca-Cola’s Board of Directors in the area of executive compensation, talent management, leadership succession, diversity and human/workplace rights.

She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Oglethorpe University; serves on the AACSB International Business Practices Council, part of the global accrediting body for business schools worldwide; past board member of various nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Eberly is a member of Women Corporate Directors Global Organization; International Women’s Forum; Human Resources Global Leadership organizations such as HR Policy Association, Corporate Leadership Council and Personnel Roundtable. She is an ongoing mentor to female leaders and has a number of reverse millennial mentors, as well as being executive sponsor of Coca-Cola’s Millennial Voices organization.

Eberly has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, graduating with high honors.