Dr. Wamwari Waichungo is Coca-Cola’s Vice President for Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. She leads Coca-Cola’s efforts to evaluate and substantiate the safety and efficacy of ingredients, products and packaging. In addition, her team is responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of all ingredients, products and packaging.
Waichungo joined Coca-Cola in 2000 as a Strategic Marketing Manager in the Northern African Division. She subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility, including: Innovation Manager, East Africa and Islands Region; Strategy and Planning Director, Nigeria and Equatorial Africa business unit; Executive Assistant to the Africa Group President; Strategy and Business Planning Director for the North and West Africa Business and Strategy, Planning and Insights Director in the South Africa business.
Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Waichungo held product and consumer research roles at ConAgra Foods and the Campbell Soup Company.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Montclair State University and an MSc and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She attended the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.