John Murphy

John Murphy

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 company’s operations in the group’s five business units: Greater China & Korea, Japan, South East Asia, India & South West Asia and South Pacific. He is also responsible for the company’s Bottling Investments Group, which today is primarily focused on key markets in Southeast and Southwest Asia.

Before being promoted to his current position, Murphy was President, 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, he was President, Latin Center business unit, and was responsible for operations in 31 countries in Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean Region. 

During his 30-year career with Coca-Cola, 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 and, in 1991, he moved to Coca-Cola Japan as Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer. Over the next few years, he 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, Murphy returned to Coca-Cola as Region Manager in Indonesia. In 2000, he 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 Coca-Cola, a position he held until he became President of the Latin Center business unit in 2008.

Before joining Coca-Cola, Murphy worked for four years as an auditor for Price Waterhouse in Dublin, Ireland.

Murphy is a member of the boards of Coca-Cola Beverages Japan Holdings and China Beverages Limited.

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 qualified as a chartered accountant of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.