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Brian Dyson

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

President, Chatham International

Full Biography

Brian Dyson is President of Chatham International Corporation (CIC), a private international business consulting and investment firm with emphasis in South America.  As such, he remains active in projects relating to his investments and is on the Board of various companies. Prior to founding CIC, Mr. Dyson worked for The Coca-Cola Company for 35 years. He joined The Coca-Cola Company in Venezuela in 1959, and worked for many years in South America, the Caribbean and Mexico.  In 1978 he was named president of Coca-Cola USA, the Company's U.S. soft drink division. In 1983 he was named president of Coca-Cola North America, with responsibility for the Company's entire North America portfolio. In 1986 Mr. Dyson was named president and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and in 1991 he was named Vice Chairman of CCE. He retired from the Coca-Cola system in 1994, but remained active as a consultant to the Company. In August of 2001 he came out of retirement and accepted the position of Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. He earned his BA from Facultad de Ciencias Economicas in Buenos Aires. He later attended Harvard Business School. An author of short stories, in 1996 he published a novel, Pepper in the Blood.