Kent has been appointed chair of the US-China Business Council

Kent has been appointed chair of the US-China Business Council

The chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Co, Muhtar Kent, has been appointed as chair of the US-China Business Council (USCBC).

Kent has been appointed to the board alongside other officers and directors, the Council said yesterday (2 June).

Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, is one of four members that have been appointed to the board, while Robert McDonald, president, CEO and chairman of Procter & Gamble has been appointed vice-chair.

"For nearly four decades, the US-China Business Council has been the leading business organisation assisting American companies doing business with China," said Kent.

"I am honoured to lead an organisation that works to strengthen mutually beneficial economic relations between the US and China, to eliminate market barriers, and to build commercial opportunities for American companies in the China market."

Kent succeeds Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, as USCBC chair.

In April, Coca-Cola said it plans to build two plants in China this year as part of its three-year investment in the country.