William Asiko - The Man who runs Coca Cola in Africa

William Asiko is the Kenyan Director of Public Affairs and Communications for The Coca-Cola Company in Africa. William Asiko started his career with The Coca-Cola Company in 1995 as in house corporate attorney in his home country, Kenya. In this role, William held various positions of increasing responsibility in a number of countries including the United States, Morocco and the United Kingdom, rising to the position of General Counsel for Africa in 2001.

In 2007, William was appointed Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa. William has served on the boards of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt and The Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Barcelona, Spain and currently serves on the board of Beverage Services Kenya. He is also the President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and chairs the Coca-Cola East & Central Africa Limited Staff Provident Fund board of Trustees.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, William served 5 years as State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General for Kenya and 2 years as a partner in the law firm of Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in Nairobi, Kenya.

William was educated in Kenya, where he earned a law degree from the University of Nairobi and in the United States, where he graduated with an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He is also admitted to the Kenya Bar.