IIBN Dublin: Keynote Event with MR. E Neville Isdell, Former CEO, Coca-Cola
by Alison Myles
Date(s) - 20/03/2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Join us in Dublin on Tuesday 20th March at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum to hear our Keynote Speaker Mr. E Neville Isdell, Founder of EPIC and Former Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola
The evening will begin with a tour of EPIC at 6pm sharp.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive experience located in Dublin’s Docklands. It will inspire and guide you on a journey to discover the stories of Irish emigration around the world, from early times to the modern day.
Thank you to EPIC for hosting and providing IIBN Members and guests with the opportunity of a viewing the EPIC Experience.
Mr E. Neville Isdell is the Founder of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and former chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company where he worked for 43 years. Mr. Isdell took the world’s largest beverage company to new heights during his tenure. He expanded on the company’s proud legacy of corporate responsibility by embedding sustainability throughout every facet of the organisation and helping ensure its role as a community-connected twenty-first century enterprise. These efforts resulted in The Coca-Cola Company’s return to Fortune’s “World Most Admired Companies” list in 2006. In 2009, the company moved up to the #12 spot in the global ranking. A native of Ireland, Mr. Isdell joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1966 in Zambia.
In 1972, he became general manager of Coca-Cola Bottling of Johannesburg. Mr. Isdell was named region manager for Australia in 1980. In 1981, he became president of the bottling joint venture between The Coca-Cola Company and San Miguel Corporation in the Philippines. In 1985, he became president of the company’s Central European Division. In 1989, he was elected senior vice president of the company and appointed president of the Northeast Europe/Africa Group and led the company’s re-entry into new markets in India, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. In 1995, he was named president of the Greater Europe Group. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Isdell served as chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Plc in Great Britain. He retired as vice chairman of Coca-Cola HBC in December 2001. From January 2002 to May 2004, Mr. Isdell was an international consultant to The Coca-Cola Company. In June 2004, Mr. Isdell came out of retirement to lead The Coca-Cola Company as chairman and CEO, retiring once again in 2009.
Mr. Isdell serves on the boards of a number of NGOs, including CSIS and chairs the Investment Climate Facility. He is Chairman of the World Wildlife Fund US. and a member of the WWF International Board of Trustees He was a member of the Board of Directors of General Motors, and is Chairman of both CHQ Dublin Limited and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and serves as founding Patron of Dogpatch Labs 2.0 which is based in The chq Building. He is a recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award. Mr. Isdell received a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from the University of Cape Town and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School PMD.