Coca-Cola Beverages SA: Walter Leonhardt

Walter Leonhardt has been the Financial Director of Coca-Cola Beverages SA since July 2016.

Walter Leonhardt was appointed Financial Director of Coca-Cola Beverages SA (CCBSA) in July 2016. Having occupied key roles in both the beer and soft drinks divisions of SAB, Walter has  extensive experience in the beverage sector. With a strong background in finance and business support, as well as an in-depth understanding of the industry, Walter has brought exceptional skills and insight to his role as Finance Director at CCBSA. Prior to working for CCBSA he was a Financial Manager at SAB and a Manager at PwC, where he also served his articles. He has a B.Compt Honours from UNISA and is a CA(SA).

Work
2016 – Present    Financial Director, Coca-Cola Beverages SA
2014 – Present    Director, Appletiser
2009 – Present    Director, Coca-Cola Canners of SA
2009 – 2016         Financial Director, Amalgamated Beverage Industries
2007 – 2009         Financial Manager Operations, Amalgamated Beverage Industries
2003 – 2007         Financial Manager: Sales and Distribution, South African Breweries
2002 – 2003         Financial Manager: Isando Region, South African Breweries
1998 – 2002         Area Manager: Sales and Distribution, South African Breweries
1997 – 1998         Distribution Manager, South African Breweries
1995 – 1995         Manager: Business Advisory Services, PwC
1992 – 1994         Article Clerk, PwC
1989 – 1991         Bursar Student, Anglovaal

Education
2000 – 2000         Advanced Labour Law, UNISA
1993 – 1993         CA (SA), PAAB
1992 – 1992         B.Compt Hons, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, UNISA
1989 – 1991         B.Compt, Accounting, Tax, Auditing, University of the Free State
1982 – 1986         Matric, Hoërskool Sentraal

About Coca-Cola Beverages SA: With a customer base of 170,000, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is the South African-based subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA). Almost 70 percent of CCBA’s volume is produced and sold in South Africa.

Coca-Cola Beverages Company reported a revenue of $35.410 billion in 2017 and has approximately 61,800 employees.