Ulrike Sapiro has been appointed The Coca-Cola Company’s global lead on water stewardship and sustainable ingredients sourcing from April 2018. In her new role, Ulrike will work across the business on defining the future pathway for the Coca-Cola Water Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture, building closer integration of our programs across the business and the brands.
Ulrike joined The Coca-Cola Company 10 years ago and, most recently, was Director for Sustainability in the Western Europe Business Unit and across the region Europe, Middle East & Africa. She worked closely with the markets, bottling partners and across functions to lead strategy, policy, programs and stakeholder engagement across the system’s strategic sustainability priorities. Her work included leading on sustainability strategy and packaging strategy, piloting and embedding emerging concepts such as water footprinting and natural capital, developing long-term partnerships and business action on Water Replenish, Sourcing, Packaging and Circular Economy as well as the system’s contribution to society, notably women and youth empowerment.
Previously, Ulrike worked in various Sustainability and Corporate Affairs positions in The Coca-Cola Company and RWE Thames Water, an international water utility managing external engagement on water resources, public infrastructure and development policy. Ulrike holds a Master’s degree in political sciences and post-graduate degrees in sustainability leadership.