The Board of Directors of The Coca-Cola Company today announced former Ambassador Donald F. McHenry and Swedish businessman Jacob Wallenberg will not stand for re-election to the Board at the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareowners in April.
McHenry, 77, is a longtime director of The Coca-Cola Company, having served on the Board since 1981. Best known for his work in public service, McHenry served as Ambassador and U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1979 to 1981 and as a member of President Jimmy Carter’s Cabinet. Prior to that appointment, he was Ambassador and U.S. Deputy Representative to the U.N. Security Council and held roles of increasing responsibility at the U.S. State Department.
McHenry has also held roles in the field of foreign policy with the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. During his career, he has represented the United States at a number of international events, served as Presidential Envoy to Nigeria, served as a member of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s mission to Algeria and led a consulting mission on Senegal elections.
McHenry is currently the Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and International Affairs at Georgetown University, Chair of the Ford Foundation International Fellows Program, and is a member of The Global Leadership Forum, a not-for-profit organization that works to support democratic leadership, prevent and resolve conflict through mediation, and promote good governance in the form of democratic institutions. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is an Advisory Board member for the Partnership for a Secure America, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy.
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