Our management team in Switzerland combines profound expertise in sales, marketing & commercial excellence, supply chain, finance, human resources, public affairs & communications, jurisprudence and sustainability.

Nigel Davis

Country General Manager

«Running a company is like running a marathon. You need focus, endurance and a long-term mindset.»

I am the Country General Manager of Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland since June 2016.

Before starting my professional career, I obtained a Bachelors’ degree in biology and chemistry from the University of London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales (ICAEW).

I became part of Coca‑Cola HBC in 1994. After being CFO for the Ukraine and Belarus Business Unit, I head the companies in Belarus and Bulgaria as General Manager. From 2010 on I was leading as Business Solutions and Systems Director a new Group Function that brought together the Information Technology and Business Process Excellence Functions.

For me Coca‑Cola HBC stands for:
Learning, winning and family culture

Francesca Pasini

Chief Financial Officer

«I believe in the critical importance of winning with our customers while creating shared value for employees, consumers and communities.»

I have been leading the finance department of Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland for the past two years. Our team’s purpose is to support key stakeholders in finding innovative solutions to business problems through commercial analyses and insights. We seek to successfully bridge the gap between strategy, execution and determining new sources of value for our organization while ensuring a culture of accountability and compliance.

I am originally from Italy, where I finished my MBA at SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Since 2000 I have held several senior finance roles at Coca‑Cola HBC including executive business partnering, controlling, commercial, operations, supply chain and tax management responsibilities in Italy and Switzerland.

What I like most about Switzerland:
I love experiencing and learning from our people’s diversity, In my private time, I very much enjoy the variety of outdoor activities Switzerland has to offer: hiking, biking, skiing.

 

Zsolt Láng

Human Resources Director

«It is important to have a vision for yourself and to learn something new every day to gets you closer to that goal.»

As the HR Director of Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland, I lead the Human Resources department, which focuses on improving employee engagement, promoting young professionals, building critical capabilities and shaping an organisation delivering repeatable growth.

Before collecting my first work experiences I completed my A-levels in Canterbury, UK and I graduated from the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Pécs in my native country Hungary.

In 2013 I started working for Coca Cola HBC Hungary as HR Business Partner, after less than a year I got promoted to the role of Human Resources Director, before moving to Switzerland in 2015.

Why I joined Coca‑Cola HBC:
It was important for me to work for a company with strong values and to be part of an international team where we want to grow and win together.

Manuel Biella

Supply Chain Services Manager

«Dynamism is in the DNA of logistics. On the one hand, there are market demands, on the other there are production processes. Logistics must be ‘agile’ in combining different needs while engaging our customers towards a new era for Supply Chain collaboration.»

Since July 2016, I am the Country Supply Chain Manager for Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland. In this position, I am responsible for logistics and cold drink operations and coordinate supply chain activities in Switzerland.

After obtaining engineer’s degree from the University of Padova in Italy, I knew my way leads into logistics, especially because this discipline is right in the heart of the action.

My path with Coca‑Cola HBC started in 2001 as Customer Service Manager in Italy. In 2007 I was promoted to Country Warehousing Manager role and I had the chance to lead both Wave2 implementation and Southern Italian bottler integration in Coca Cola HBC. I then moved to Naples in charge of logistics for the South of Italy before becoming Logistics Director in 2014.

What I like most about Switzerland:
I appreciate peoples’ reliability in this country. Not only on the working place but also in personal relationships. It makes life just easier and happier.

Flavio Calligaris-Maibach

Marketing & Commercial Excellence Manager

«Stop trying to sell with Marketing – instead, use Marketing to help customers to sell.»

Since June 2016 I am responsible for the Marketing & Commercial Excellence Department of Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland. We develop channel-specific, exciting sales promotion campaigns and ensure that the company can respond to annual trends, exploit opportunities and be capable of producing innovative concepts for the market, all with the objective of generating sustainable growth.

Before my professional career I obtained a marketing degree at the University of applied sciences in my hometown St. Gallen in Switzerland

I entered the Coca‑Cola System in 2001 and worked on the bottler as well as on the franchiser side. During my position as Franchise Country Manager of The Coca‑Cola Company and in 2014 as the Head of Marketing & Innovations at Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland I gained a lot of insights about the Swiss beverage market.

Why I joined Coca‑Cola HBC:
I always want to learn from the best. That’s why I joined this great Company. Since I was a child Coca‑Cola fascinated me and still today, it does – every day. And there is no better place for working with great people.

Patrick Bossart

Public Affairs & Communications Manager

«Communication is not simply giving out information. The message needs to have the adequate language, channel and timing if you want it to be heard and to really get through to people.»

I have held the position of Public Affairs & Communications Manager at Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland since 2012. My team and I are responsible for internal and external communications as well as for media affairs. We represent the company in politics and are responsible for communications on society and environmental issues. We engage with our various stakeholders and are also in charge of the Coca‑Cola Visitor Center in Dietlikon.

After my Master of Law at the University of Zurich, I decided to develop my knowledge in direction of communications by adding a Certificate Course in Public Affairs Management at the University of Applied Science in Business Administration in Zurich (HWZ).

My working experience from both, journalist and corporate communications side, provides me a broad view of the communications landscape and of possible challenges and chances for our company.

For me Coca‑Cola HBC stands for:
Teamwork, engagement and trust

Patrick Wittweiler

Country QSE & Operational Sustainability Manager

«Sustainability matters. For our planet, for us and for our stakeholders.»

As the Country Operational Sustainability Manager my team and I are responsible for quality assurance, environmental action and health & safety, covering an important part of the company's sustainability efforts, which are a prominent part of our company's overall strategy.

After getting my degree in Food Technology at the University of Applied Science in Wädenswil and a Bachelor in Business Administration, I obtained in 2012 the CAS in Swiss and EU Food legislation at the ZHAW Zurich.

In 2001 I joined Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland as Plant Quality Assurances Manager and shortly after took over the role as Country Quality Assurance Manager for Switzerland. After that I worked in various roles as for example as Production Manager in Dietlikon or as COBRA / BPMS Manager. In 2011 I took over the role as Country Operational Sustainability and QSE Manager since October 2015.

For me Coca‑Cola HBC stands for:
Delivering on demanding sustainability commitments & and never scarifying Quality.

 

Karin Steiner

Country Legal Manager

«The importance of law is indisputable»

Since 2016, I am the Country Legal Manager of Coca‑Cola HBC Switzerland. The Legal department advices the company on all legal issues, provides business-minded solutions and helps to minimize risks. We also ensure that our employees act as a compliant and responsible business partners. Furthermore, we monitor closely relevant areas of legislation and political developments and ensure to react accordingly.

After obtaining my Master in Law and Economy at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) and passing the bar exam in Zurich, I worked as a lawyer in a renowned business law firm in Zurich.

I joined Coca‑Cola HBC as Legal Counsel in October 2014.

Why I joined Coca‑Cola HBC:
I wanted to become part of an organization, which strives to be the best in its field world-wide but at the same time does not forget the importance of being inspirational and spreading happiness.