Stars Of The South - 2010

Steve Cahillane

Steve Cahillane has spent his entire career in the beverage industry and has more than 20 years of diverse experience. Today he is president of the North American Group for Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).

One of four children born to a New York firefighter with roots in County Kerry and a mother who was born and raised in Donegal and immigrated to New York City at the age of 18, Steve holds a BA degree in political science from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard University.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Steve, who began his career as a sales representative for E&J Gallo Winery, held senior management        positions with Coors Distribution Company, InBev, and Labatt USA. He entered the European beverage industry in 2003, working for two years as chief executive of Interbrew UK and Ireland.  Following that, he moved to Brussels and served as chief commercial officer for InBev. In 2007, Steve was appointed president of the Europe Group for CCE, and in 2008, he was named president of CCE’s North American Group.

An avid runner, Steve has completed nine marathons as well as multiple half marathons and triathlons. He and his wife Tracy reside in Atlanta with their four children.