CGI adds Coca-Cola executive Kathy Waller to its Board of Directors

14 December 2018 2 min. read
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Montreal-based technology consulting firm CGI has appointed Kathy Waller to its Board of Directors. Waller is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and President of Enabling Services at The Coca-Cola Company.

After 32 years with the soft drink manufacturer and retailer, Waller recently announced that she would be retiring in March 2019. Her retirement in the spring will cap five years as Chief Financial Officer at the Atlanta-based beverage behemoth – during which time she led its global finance, technical, and shared services organizations. Prior to being CFO, Waller held the positions of VP and Controller, as well as VP and Chief of Internal Audit at Coca-Cola.

"We are very proud to have Kathy joining the CGI Board of Directors," said Founder and Executive Chairman Serge Godin. "She brings an incredible depth and breadth of business experience, gained in key roles at one of the world's most iconic brands. This adds valuable perspective to our strategy as we continue to expand CGI globally."CGI adds Coca-Cola executive Kathy Waller to its Board of DirectorsWaller is a director on the boards of meat-substitute manufacturer Beyond Meat and Delta Air Lines. Waller is also on the Board of Trustees of Spelman College and The Woodruff Arts Center, and is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of women’s advancement organization Catalyst

She holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester, as well as a B.A. from the same institution. Waller is a Certified Public Accountant.

Last month, CGI added another new face to the board of directors with the appointment of Alison Reed. Reed was previously the CFO of Marks & Spencer and Standard Life Assurance Company.

Other board additions in recent years include Mark Pedersen – the former CEO of TD Bank US Holding Company, TD Bank, N.A. and TD Bank USA, N.A. – who joined in 2017, and Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum – Chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and former President of McGill University (2003-2013) – who joined in 2015.

In other CGI news, the firm announced two new tech solutions for banks – a blockchain solution for the negotiation of standby letters of credit and guarantees, and an upgraded real-time fraud detection and anti-money laundering platform.