Global Conference 2010
CEO, Aquanika LLC
Alexander Kovaler is the CEO of Aquanika LLC, a major water-producing company in Central Russia. This modern high-speed facility has one of the largest capacities in Eastern Europe. Previously he grew AT&T's business in the Soviet Union as Managing Director and the company's first-ever expatriate executive assigned to that market. He was in place before, during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union and built subsequent relationships with communications ministries in various republics post-collapse. Kovaler then joined RC Cola as senior vice president of Eastern Europe, building a greenfield operation into Russia's "New Brand of the Year" in 1998 and developing markets in Kosovo, Croatia, Poland, Russia and Ukraine. He built RC into the top brand in Tajikistan, second in Ukraine and among the top three in several other nations. He earned his M.B.A. from Boston University.