Derek HopkinsPRESIDENT, COLD BEVERAGES
Derek Hopkins serves as President, Cold Beverages, for Keurig Dr Pepper, with responsibility for the Company’s cold beverage portfolio, including brand marketing, innovation, all elements of the Company’s broad distribution network, customer management across brands and channels and all commercial functions.
He was previously the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer and served as the Chief Integration Officer leading the Keurig Dr Pepper merger. Prior to that, he was President of the Keurig Green Mountain U.S. business.
Derek joined Keurig Green Mountain in 2015 and has spent the last 25+ years in the beverage industry across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He has held a number of general management, strategy, commercial and marketing roles for companies including Bacardi, The Coca-Cola Company, AB InBev, and Guinness Diageo.
Derek holds a BBA from Texas Wesleyan University and has completed a postgraduate program with INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Derek currently serves as Vice Chair of the American Beverage Association’s Board of Directors.