Group Human Resources Director, Middle East and North Africa, The Coca-Cola Company
Jia Gay leads Human Resources for The Coca-Cola Company in the Middle East and North Africa which serves over 24 of the fastest-growing markets in the world.
In her role, Jia is responsible for 250 company associates in MENA including a network of over 35 bottling partners who together employ over 35,000 associates. During her time with the Company, Jia has led transformation and change efforts in North America, Africa and the Middle East, having introduced and sustained a new HR service delivery model which enables increased productivity while maintaining high performing company engagement levels in the region.
Jia brings over 25 years of HR experience, having held positions of increasing responsibility since first joining The Coca-Cola Company in 1993. Jia’s journey with Coca-Cola has seen her serve in director-level positions in Coca-Cola North America, Coca-Cola Africa and the Middle East and she has lived and worked across a number of different time-zones in cities including Atlanta, Casablanca and Dubai.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Jia worked with Electronic Data Systems (EDS), The Lucas Group and Federated Department Stores. She has a B.S. degree in Fashion Merchandising from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Business Administration from Walden University. Jia has two daughters and her favorite Coca-Cola beverage is Coca-Cola Zero.