Marius Swart

Global Director Innovation & Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company

Marius Swart is a South African born citizen, educated in the US, and currently living in Berlin, Germany. He has held a number of key finance and business development positions and has over 17 years of experience in the CPG industry. He started his professional career with Deloitte in Atlanta, Georgia,USA as part of their audit practice and then moved over to Coca-Cola’s internal audit function. In 2007 he moved over to the M&A or Business Development function where he was responsible for transactions and growth strategies in emerging markets (i.e. China, Africa, Turkey.) In 2012 he moved to Germany to lead the Company’s commercial strategies and also to help design new Innovation efforts.

Since 2014, he helps lead a seed-stage venturing platform called Coca-Cola Founders, designed to co-create new, high-growth startups by connecting repeat founders with some of Coca-Cola’s biggest challenges. To date, the team has built a portfolio of 12 companies in 10 countries in less than 2 years. He is passionate to learn new things and feels blessed to work with some of the best founders from around the globe.

He enjoys tennis, having played professionally for a short period of time, is married, and has an eight month old son.

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