Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company today (20 January) appointed company veteran John Brady as region director.

Brady is returning to CCHBC from Coca-Cola Co., where he was president and CEO of the Coca-Cola Bottlers' sales and services company in Atlanta. Prior to that role, Brady, who has 24 years of experience in the Coca-Cola system, served as regional vice-president for Coca-Cola North America.

Brady replaces Tony Maher, who will leave CCHBC at the end of February to pursue other interests.

Doros Constantinou, managing director of Coca-Cola HBC said: "We are sorry to see Tony Maher depart from CCHBC. We appreciate his substantial contribution to our success and I am also personally grateful for his friendship over the past years. We wish him all the best for the future."

He added: "At the same time, we are very pleased that John has decided to return to CCHBC. As he is returning to a familiar role, we expect a smooth and rapid transition and we look forward to working with him once again."