Therese Gearhart is Special Advisor for The
Previously, Gearhart was President of the company’s Southern Africa business unit based in Johannesburg with responsibility for company operations in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Gearhart has 25 years of international experience in general management, marketing and sales. She joined The
In 2006, Gearhart was appointed to General Manager of Central America, where she led operations for Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Under her leadership, Central America achieved strong business results and improved bottling partner alignment. She also has served as Group Marketing and Commercial and Customer Director for the Eurasia and Africa Group, based in Istanbul.
Gearhart currently serves as Co-Chair for the company’s Global Women’s Leadership Council and has served as Co-Chair of the Eurasia-Africa Group’s Women’s Council.
Prior to joining the company, Gearhart held various positions in general management and marketing at the Motorola Corporation and at the Black and Decker Corporation.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and a Master's degree from the American Graduate School of International Management in Arizona.