|Dr. Susan Mboya-Kidero|
President, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF)
Group Director, Coca-Cola’s Women’s Economic Empowerment for Eurasia & Africa
Susan Mboya believes in women, and in doing so, she leads strategy development and implementation for The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) while overseeing the rollout of the Company’s 5By20 program. This big bet on “women on women” by Company’s CEO & Chairman Muhtar Kent, launched in 2010, aims to enable the economic empowerment 5 million women in Coca-Cola value chain by 2020.
She will partner with local and international leaders among them NGOs, government agencies and women empowerment &community development organizations along with Coca-Cola’s bottling partners to secure resources to drive initiatives that accelerate the 5By20 and TCCAF programs.
Dr. Susan Mboya-Kidero joined The Coca-Cola Company in September 2008 as General Manager of the South Africa Franchise and Coca-Cola Canners SA. In 2011 she moved into her current role as EAG’s Group Director for Women’s Economic Empowerment (5By20). In this role, she led the Group’s efforts to contribute effectively toward the Company’s global commitment to empower five million women entrepreneurs across the Coca-Cola value chain by 2020. She did this by working with the System across all of Africa, Middle East, India, Turkey and Russia to accelerate the development of sustainable small enterprises, job creation and overall economic empowerment of women through entrepreneurial opportunities within the Coca-Cola value chain.
Some of her most notable achievements include securing over $115 million in partner funding towards the 5By20 initiatives, including a $100 million fund from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to provide financing to women retailers.
The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation was established in 2001 as an African community foundation in response to the growth and impact of the HIV pandemic. In 2002, The Foundation and Africa-based Coca-Cola bottlers established the most extensive employee healthcare program for HIV/AIDS and related conditions in Africa. The Foundation’s community activities focus on one of four key areas central to life in Africa: water, health, education and entrepreneurship. By providing assistance in the most critical areas of need, the Foundation strives to improve the quality of life for communities in Africa and expand the opportunities for those who live there.