Sonali Khanna joins Coca-Cola India as Vice President and Operating Unit Counsel
Sonali replaces Anjuli Kelotra who will take on a global assignment in the company
Coca-Cola has announced the appointment of a new General Counsel in India. Sonali Khanna joins the company as Vice President and General Counsel for Coca-Cola India and South West Asia. She replaces Anjuli Kelotra in the role. Coca-Cola has said that Anjuli will be taking on a global assignment.
Sonali brings with her rich and varied experience of over 24 years, including FMCG, Satellite Communications and Technology companies like Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages, GSK Consumer, and Hughes Network Systems.
She is a new addition to Coca-Cola's leadership team for the region to further drive the Company's purpose-driven approach. The new structure is designed to enable the India & South West Asia business to be a growth engine for The Coca-Cola Company, by capitalizing on emerging opportunities while continuing to build on talent development.
Sonali, a product of the prestigious Sri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi University), did her Company Secretary course from ICSI and LL.B from Delhi University.
According to the company, Sonali will be responsible for providing oversight and leadership over all legal matters relating to the Operating Unit (OU), with a focus on strategic legal support, as well as business advice and solutions. She will be actively collaborating with multiple stakeholders, including the Coca-Cola global network of legal professionals, as well as the company's colleagues throughout the Enterprise.
"It is our constant endeavor to strengthen the leadership team for a strong sustainable future growth and address the developing business needs. I am delighted to welcome Sonali on this exciting journey. Sonali brings a wealth of experience in strategic legal support, and her contributions will augment our journey towards Emerging Stronger, together as a system," Sanket Ray, President, India and Southwest Asia said.
Sonali was previously associated with Goodyear India Limited as Head - Legal, Compliance and Company Secretary.