NEW DELHI — Carson Dalton has departed Ola to become director of public affairs, communication and sustainability at Coca-Cola South West Asia.

Dalton takes on the role, which does not include responsibility for India, after almost three years with Ola, where he was senior director of the firm's policy research unit. Coca-Cola's South West Asia region includes Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Nepal and Bhutan.

He reports to the business head of Coca-Cola South West Asia, while maintaining a dotted line to Ishteyaque Amjad, Coca-Cola's head of communications for India and South West Asia.

Prior to joining Ola in 2017, Dalton spent more than four years with Facebook India, where he was head of communications. He joined Facebook in 2013, after leading BT's Asia-Pacific corporate communications function in Singapore.

Amjad confirmed Dalton's arrival but declined to provide further details.