Aaliyah Shafiq Ely is currently VP, Sparkling Flavors Category for Coca-Cola North America, where she is responsible for leading the category vision, strategy, innovation and creative for 11 brands across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Aaliyah’s career at The Coca-Cola Company includes brand management and stewardship of Sprite, Gold Peak and Coca-Cola, the world’s most recognizable beverage brand. Aaliyah has also worked at General Mills in marketing, at Southern Company in the energy industry, and started her own private tutoring company focused on German and mathematics. Aaliyah graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in German Cultural Studies and later completed her MBA at Harvard Business School.
Aaliyah is a native of Atlanta, and she currently resides in Brookhaven, Georgia with her husband. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Junior League of Atlanta, the High Museum of Art, The Gathering Spot and Harvard Club of Georgia. Aaliyah also serves as a director on the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame board and the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta board.