Company headquarters: U.S.
CEO's home country: Turkey
Kent is a born globetrotter. His father was a Turkish diplomat and he traveled all over the world with his family as a child. He was born in New York City, educated in Turkey and the UK, and eventually made his way to Atlanta to work at Coca-Cola (Fortune 500). Kent put his international roots to good use, overseeing Coke's operations in Central Asia and Eastern Europe at different points in his career at the company. ,
Coke is available in just about every country in the world, and under Kent's leadership, Coca-Cola has seen growth in markets like Thailand, India, and Russia.
Kent has also been a major advocate for immigration reform in the United States. "We are a country of immigrants ... half of the Fortune 500 companies were set up by immigrants," Kent said in a recent interview with Foreign Affairs.
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