Coca-Cola Chairman and former CEO Muhtar Kent was honored this week as the 2018 International Executive of the Year by The Executives’ Club of Chicago.
Speaking at the historic Palmer House Hilton on Wednesday, Kent accepted the award on behalf of the men and women of The
Kent also credited the “power of partnerships” for the health of the business, making special mention of Great Lakes
In his acceptance remarks, Kent said
Following his keynote, Kent was interviewed onstage by A.T. Kearney Chairman Emeritus and Partner Paul Laudicina, who also serves as chairman of the Global Business Policy Council.
In a wide-ranging discussion that included audience questions, Kent and Laudicina talked about
McDonald’s Chairman Emeritus Andrew J. McKenna and Walgreens Boots Alliance Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina attended the luncheon along with two members of The
The Executives’ Club of Chicago, founded in 1911, has been honoring one business leader per year with the International Executive of the Year Award since 1995, when Microsoft founder Bill Gates was the first honoree. In 2017, the club honored Mondelez Chairman and CEO Irene Rosenfeld. Walgreens' Stefano Pessina won the award in 2016.
Muhtar Kent with A.T. Kearney Chairman Emeritus and Partner Paul Laudicina.