ALiberian, Dr. Alexander B. Cummings, Jr. is a philanthropist and a provenbusiness leader. He is a retired Executive Vice President and ChiefAdministrative Officer (CAO) of The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largestbeverage manufacturer.
Mr.Cummings has a long history of philanthropy and supporting Liberia; providingscholarships to students in Liberia, donating to various causes and supportingLiberia globally. In 2011, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf conferred on Mr.Cummings the distinction of Knight Great Band – Humane Order of AfricanRedemption; the medal is one of the highest honors in Liberia and is awardedfor humanitarian work in Liberia, for acts supporting and assisting theLiberian nation.
Mr.Cummings joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1997 as Region Manager, Nigeria. In2000, he was named President of the Company's North & West Africa Division.In March 2001, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of the AfricaGroup, responsible for the Company's operations in Africa, encompassing a totalof 56 countries and territories across the continent.
TheCummings Africa Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports a widerange of philanthropic projects that have a core emphasis on education, humandevelopment and environmental improvement.
Theboard of the Cummings Africa Foundation consists of individuals who arecommitted to making a positive and measurable impact on communities across sub-SaharanAfrica. As a collective, the individuals on the board possess the humility tosee the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it can be.
TheCummings Africa Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the betterment ofcommunities and positively transform the lives of many, igniting the prospectof possibility for all. It aims to improve the lives of those who live in underservedcommunities, through strategic partnerships with organizations whose goals andvalues, are aligned with theirs.