Derek Benz

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
The Coca‑Cola Company

Derek Benz is senior vice president and chief information security officer for The Coca‑Cola Company.

Benz joined the company in January 2020 and is responsible for executing the vision, strategy, and implementation of the global cybersecurity function, working closely with senior management and key system stakeholders.

Benz joined Coca‑Cola from Ford Motor Co., where he also served as Chief Information Security Officer. While there, he led the global cybersecurity organization, including product cybersecurity to further assure the safety of its vehicle lines.

Benz has more than 27 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, holding similar roles in leading companies such as Honeywell and BP.

Benz is a graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan and holds an MBA from Columbia University in New York.

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