Javier C. Goizueta

Vice President

The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia

Javier C. GoizuetaJavier C. Goizueta is the retired vice president, The Coca-Cola Company, and retired president of the global McDonald's Division. He led a worldwide organization responsible for building the strategic alliance with McDonald's in more than 33,000 restaurants and more than 119 countries.

Joining the company in September 2001, Goizueta served as vice president, Global Still Beverages Operations and Commercialization, and vice president, Global New Business Models, and he joined the Coca-Cola/McDonald’s Division in 2006 as leader of the US business. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, he spent 20 years with Procter & Gamble, including nine years in their US operations and 11 years in Latin America. 

Born in Havana, Cuba, Goizueta is trilingual in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, and he received a BA from Auburn University. 

In addition to his service on the Emory University Board of Trustees, Goizueta serves on the boards of the Goizueta Foundation and Woodruff Arts Center. He co-chairs the Woodruff Roundtable and is chair of the multiyear capital campaign of the Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. He is also an adviser to the US McDonald’s Hispanic Owner/Operator Association, adviser to Notre Dame University’s Institute for Latino Studies, and a member of Atlanta Downtown Rotary Club.