Antoine Tayyar is the Director of Public Affairs and Communications for Coca-Cola Ltd Canada since 2015. He is based in Montreal and in charge of Quebec and Eastern Canada for government, stakeholders, and media relations.
Antoine has been with The Coca-Cola Company for almost 14 years, most recently with Coca-Cola Middle East, looking after all countries across Levant region and Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
He has a total of 25 years of experience in advertising, public relations, corporate communications, reputation management, public affairs and sustainability. He has worked with leading communications agencies and with multinationals and assumed roles as advisor in Communications with regional companies and semi- governmental organisations in the Arab Gulf region.
He is President of AMCHAM Quebec, and chairs the Federation of Chambers of Commerce in Quebec’s committee on over-regulation and taxation. He is a member of the Canadian Beverage Association in Quebec.
Previous to moving to Canada, he was a Board Member and Vice- President Membership of the American Business Council in Dubai and Northern Emirates till 2015.
Antoine hold a B.A. in Political Sciences and Public Administration from the American University of Beirut in 1989 and is fluent in English, French and Arabic.