William Asiko

KENYA
President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

William is the President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation. He started his career with The Coca-Cola Company in 1995 as inhouse corporate attorney in his home country, Kenya. In this role, William held various positions of increasing responsibility in a number of countries including the United States, Morocco and the United Kingdom, rising to the position of General Counsel for Africa in 2001.

In 2007, William was appointed President of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation & Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa. William has served on the boards of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt and The Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Barcelona, Spain and currently serves on the boards of Coca-Cola Africa (Pty) Limited in South Africa, Beverage Services Kenya Limited, The Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, the Africa America Institute, the global board of the HIV Free Generation, the global board of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Africa Regional Board of Junior Achievement and the Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa . He also chairs the Coca-Cola East & Central Africa Limited Staff Provident Fund board of Trustees. He is the current Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa and in that capacity sits on the board of the Investment Climate Facility for Africa as an observer.

Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, William served 5 years as State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General for Kenya and 2 years as a partner in the law firm of Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in Nairobi, Kenya.

William was educated in Kenya, where he earned a law degree from the University of Nairobi and in the United States, where he graduated with an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He is a non-practicing member of the Kenya Bar.