President, Asia Pacific Group
The Coca-Cola Company
John Murphy is President of the Asia Pacific Group of The Coca-Cola Company. In this role, he is responsible for the operations of five business units spanning more than 30 countries.
Before being promoted to his current position, Murphy was the President of the South Latin business unit and was responsible for operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. Prior to this role, from 2008 to 2012, Murphy was President of the Latin Center business unit responsible for operations in 31 countries in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean Region.
During his 28-year career with The Coca-Cola Company, Murphy has held a variety of general management, finance and strategic planning roles around the world. He began his career in 1988 as an International Internal Auditor. In 1991, he moved to Coca-Cola Japan as Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. Over the next few years, Murphy served in expanded responsibilities in various finance, planning and operations roles at Coca-Cola Japan and subsequently worked for the Coca-Cola bottling partner in Singapore, F&N Coca-Cola Ltd.
In 1996, he returned to The Coca-Cola Company as Region Manager in Indonesia. In 2000, Murphy served as Vice President of Business Systems in Coca-Cola North America before returning to Coca-Cola Japan as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2004, he was promoted to Deputy President of Coca-Cola Japan before returning to Atlanta in 2005 as Vice President of Strategic Planning for The Coca-Cola Company, a position he held until he became President of the Latin Center business unit in 2008.
Murphy has served as a director for Coca-Cola bottling companies in the Philippines, Japan and Peru. He also serves on the Ronald McDonald House Charities Board in Argentina and is President of the Board of Lincoln International School in Buenos Aires.
Before joining The Coca-Cola Company, Murphy worked for four years as an Auditor for Price Waterhouse in Dublin, Ireland. Prior to this, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies from Trinity College in Dublin and a diploma in professional accounting from University College in Dublin. He also qualified as a chartered accountant of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.