Gill McLaren

General Manager, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Region, The Coca-Cola Company

gIll_300x300Gill McLaren is General Manager, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, for The Coca-Cola Company, overseeing the image, branding and overall positioning of Coca-Cola’s beverage portfolio in these markets.

She took on the Kuala-Lumpur based position three years ago after five years as Customer, Commercial and Franchise Director of Coca-Cola’s South Pacific Business Unit in Sydney. In this role, she led commercial & channel strategy, business planning as well as the development of the Shopper Marketing function.

She has 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry (19 of those years with Coca-Cola), encompassing general and customer management, commercial, marketing and strategic planning roles in Great Britain, Australia, and now Singapore and Malaysia.

Gill is also passionate about the issue of women’s empowerment. Since 2009, Gill has represented Coca-Cola Asia Pacific on the Global Women’s Leadership Advisory Council, a team of 19 women from around the globe focused on how to accelerate the global recruitment, development, placement and retention of Women in the Coca-Cola System. She also chairs the Pacific Women’s Leadership Council.