The Coca-Cola Co has added a former Mayor of Chicago to its board of directors.

The company, which yesterday (15 December) announced plans to create a bottle that is made entirely from plants, also confirmed yesterday that Richard Daley will join its board with immediate effect.

As well as formerly serving as Chicago's mayor, Daley is currently counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman, and is the managing principal of investment and advisory firm Tur Partners. Daley, 69, will also serve on Coca-Cola's committee on directors and corporate governance.

Daley is the longest serving mayor of Chicago, holding the post from 1989 to 2011.