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Indiana University Bloomington

Institute for International Business


IU CIBER, housed in the Institute for International Business, helps U.S. businesses meet the challenges of competing in today's global economy. 

Advisory Board

Curtis A. Ferguson

As president of the Middle East and North Africa Business Unit for Coca-Cola, Ferguson is responsible for the company’s business in 40 countries. In addition, Ferguson is vice chairman of the U.S.-Egypt Business Council, vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, and serves on the boards of the North African Bottling Company in Morocco and the Fruital Bottling Company in Algeria. 

He started his career with Coca-Cola USA in Atlanta in 1983. By 1988, he held positions for the company in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam. In 2000, while managing director of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt, Ferguson also served as chair on the boards of the Community Services Association, Cairo American College, the Bilateral Fulbright Commission, and as vice president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. In 2002, under Ferguson, Coca-Cola Egypt received the U.S. State Department Award for Corporate Citizenship.

Ferguson has bachelor’s degrees in finance and management from IU and went through the Executive Development Program at Stanford University and the Executive Management Program at both Wharton and Emory universities. He currently serves on the International Committee for the IU Foundation.