Join the IEEBC and Digital Bootcamp on Thursday, April 22, 2021 (6-10pm) a discussion with Curt Ferguson, Ventech China, Managing Partner and Former President Coca-Cola Greater China / Korea, to discuss “SUCCEEDING IN FOREIGN MARKETS”. 188 rmb for entry / two drinks / finger foods.
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Curt A. Ferguson, Managing Partner, Ventech China
In 2021, Curt joined as a Managing Partner of Ventech China where he helps lead Ventech China’s investing in Consumer Markets, Fin-tech, and Big Data, focusing on the fast-growing Chinese Consumer Class.
A former 30-year veteran of The Coca-Cola Company, Curt was President of The Coca-Cola Greater China, Korea & Mongolia Business Unit starting in 2016. This operation covered a population of more 1.7 billion people, directly employing more than 51,000 system associates and supporting over 500,000 additional jobs.
Since joining Coca-Cola USA in 1983, Curt has served a wide range of executive positions in the USA and several ASEAN countries before being appointed Managing Director of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt in 2000.
In late 2003, Curt became Senior Regional Director for the Western Africa Region and was appointed President of the 27 country North and West Africa Division in January 2005. Later Curt’s portfolio expanded to 34 countries to include the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan as President of the Middle East and North Africa Business Unit. Curt was named as one of Forbes Top Ten influential leaders in the Middle East for six consecutive years.
Curt sits on the Board of the Indiana University Foundation and Kelley Business School Dean’s Advisory Council. Curt was recently awarded the Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Award recognizing Indiana’s top alumni accomplishments in their field of endeavor.
Curt was Chairman of Coca-Cola Bottlers China Manufacturing Holdings Limited. He is Director of the Consumer Goods Forum. He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. Curt has extensive experience as a Board Director for independent Coca-Cola Bottlers, Community and Business-based organizations.
Curt holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University Kelley School. He is a graduate of the Executive Development Programs at Stanford University and the Wharton School.