Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola’s New CEO Attributes Success To His Father Savings Jews From The Nazis.

7 12 2007

Atlanta, GA – Muhtar Kent, the next leader of Coca-Cola, is said to be part diplomat, part farmer and part hard-nosed businessman. Supporters say he’s exactly the kind of executive to take the world’s largest

Muhtar is a unique product of three worlds. One, a Turkish national. Two, a child of a diplomatic family and, three, a member of the Coca-Cola business family,

Kent owes part of his personal touch, friends say, to his late father, Necdet Kent, a diplomat who was lauded later in life for saving dozens of Jews from the gas chamber. The elder Kent was posted to Marseilles, France, during World War II and gave Turkish citizenship to dozens of Turkish Jews living in France to save them from being deported. Once, he boarded a train bound for Auschwitz with about 70 Turkish Jews. After more than an hour, he persuaded the Nazi guards to let the Jews leave.




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