Ahmet Bozer, currently president of the Coca-Cola Co.’s Eurasia and Africa Group, has been appointed president of Coca-Cola International effective Jan. 1 in the company’s new operating structure announced July 30.

Mr. Bozer, 52, is a 22-year veteran of the Coca-Cola system having joined the company in Atlanta in 1990 as a financial control manager.

He was named president of the company’s Eurasia Group in 2007 and was promoted to lead the Eurasia and Africa Group in 2008 with responsibilities of leading the company’s business activities in more than 90 countries.

Headquartered in Istanbul, the group consists of eight business units, including Turkey, Middle East, Russia-Ukraine-Belarus, South-Eastern Eurasia, India and Southwest Asia, North and West Africa, East and Central Africa and South Africa.

He holds a master’s degree in business information systems from Georgia State University and a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

Coca-Cola’s new operating structure is to be organized into three major businesses: Coca-Cola International including the company’s Europe, Pacific and Eurasia and Africa operations; Coca-Cola Americas including North America and Latin America operations and Bottling Investment Group, including the company-owned bottling operations outside of North America.

To see GlobalAtlanta reporting about Mr. Bozer, go here and here.