Aujan Group Holding Makes Two Strategic Appointments

(03/02/2013) Aujan Group Holding (AGH), whose companies include the Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company, Rani Refreshments and Rani Investment, today announced two strategic leadership appointments, with Dave Anderson named Group Managing Director and CFO, and Tolga Sezer appointed Chief Commercial Officer.

Anderson, who has been with the group since 2010, ensures the effective operations of the Group’s Executive Committee, manages Group functions, and has line management responsibility for the individual business units that make up AGH. Sezer, who also serve as the group’s Chief Executive Officer of Iran, has the group’s overall commercial responsibility including strategy, business performance monitoring and new business development.

In a career spanning 30 years, Dave Anderson has held senior management positions with companies including Cadbury Schweppes, Colt Telecom and Unilever. A Chartered Management Accountant, he held the position of CFO for Dubai Properties Group before joining AGH in 2010.

Tolga Sezer has considerable industry experience, having previously worked with Ülker group, one of the oldest food production companies of Turkey, as General Manager, Marketing. Previous to his role with Ülker group, Sezer was Executive Vice at Aujan Industries, with sales & marketing responsibility for the group’s beverage brands – Rani, Barbican and Vimto. He had a long stint at Unilever responsible of beverages category before joining Aujan Industries in 2004

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About Aujan Group Holding:
Aujan Group Holding (AGH) is a diversified investment company active in a wide range of industry sectors, including soft drinks, packaging materials, hospitality, real estate and mining. With a history dating back over a hundred years, AGH has successfully leveraged its geographical footprint and industry experience to become a regional corporate powerhouse.

The Group’s operations are focused on the fast growing Middle East, North Africa and Southern Africa regions, but its brands are present in more than 70 countries across the globe.

Wherever it operates, AGH is an active and focused investor, adding managerial and technical capability to each business. The Group’s diversified companies include Aujan Coca-Cola Beverages Company (ACCBC) and Rani Refreshments (RR), a recent US$ 1 Billion joint venture with The Coca-Cola Company, and Rani Investment, which manages a number of real estate and hotel interests, including Rani Resorts in Southern Africa.