In the spotlight - The Coca-Cola Co.

Coke’s choice of Muhtar Kent as its next CEO ensures a smooth transition from Neville Isdell, and has gone down well with the company’s bottling partners. But while the promotion of a chief operating officer associated with so much progress made by Coke in recent years can be seen positive, Chris Brook-Carter believes Kent faces some stern challenges, not least shaking off controversy over his alleged involvement in insider trading in the 1990s.