Barbara Sala

CEE Strategic Connection and Media Director at Coca-Cola – Italy

Barbara brings 30 years of experience in the holistic marketing area with different roles covered during her professional career kicked off with a degree in Economics (Bocconi University of Milan) and a 9 months Master in Strategic Marketing.

She kicked off her journey in the marketing team of Mondelez, moving then to Coca-Cola Italy joining the local strategic marketing team  and then extending her responsibility to the full IMC capabilities, meaning digital, media, experiential, packaging, trade marketing etc…

From 2013 she spent 3 years at the agency side as CEO of Vizeum Italy and in 2016 she came back to the Coca-Cola Company as Central and Eastern Strategic Media Director managing 26 countries as part of an international and integrated marketing team.

She has been an adjacent professor at the Cattolica University of Milan covering the area of digital and interactive marketing. Passionate about travelling, reading and cooking she spends all free time with her 2 daughters, family and friends enjoying life to the max.