Javier C. Goizueta


Vice President, Retired, The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, Georgia

Javier C. Goizueta is retired vice president of 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 119 countries.

Joining the company in September 2001, Goizueta served as vice president, Global Still Beverages Operations and Commercialization, and as vice president, Global New Business Models. He joined the Coca-Cola/McDonald’s Division in 2006 as leader of the US business. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Goizueta 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. He received a BA from Auburn University.

In addition to his service on the 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 Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. He is also an adviser to the US McDonald’s Hispanic Operator Association, adviser to Notre Dame University’s Institute for Latino Studies, and a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club.

He was elected trustee in 2012.