Matthew Echols, Carey ’02
Corporate Vice President
Coca-Cola, Asia Pacific
Matt Echols is a member of the Coca-Cola Asia Pacific Executive Leadership Team, responsible for leading communications, public affairs, government affairs, and the company’s sustainability agenda across Asia Pacific, a region that spans 33 markets and covers approximately 60% of the world’s population. Previously, Matt served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Communication for Coca-Cola North America where he oversaw the strategic direction for multiple teams, including brand, business, and internal communications, social commitment marketing, government relations, and partnerships with community stakeholders. Prior to that role, Matt was the Vice President, Corporate Government and Public Affairs for The Coca-Cola Company.
Matt serves in leadership roles on numerous business, foreign policy and public policy boards, including the Meridian International Center’s Board of Trustees, the Board of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and on the International Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Matt holds a MS degree from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and a BS degree from the University of West Georgia. He also completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Oxford University’s Said Business School.