SHIBUYA-KU, TOKYO, JAPAN, March 31, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Asad Ullah Khan, FCA, FCMA, Senior Vice President of Operations Finance for The Coca-Cola Japan Co, Ltd., has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in Finance Management.
Mr. Khan has more than 13 years of FMCG experience, and has actively participated as a finance lead for the Middle East and North Africa business unit in the finalization of the Aujan transaction in 2012, the acquisition of trademarks and bottling operations in Iraq, preparation for integration, and understanding of the business. He managed finance operations throughout 40 countries in the Middle East and North Africa business unit, as well as the resolution of issues with key bottler pricing and value sharing arrangements. Furthermore, he provides inspiring leadership, and is actively involved in the communication, alignment and participation of Eurasia Africa Finance Destination 2014 and the Economic Profit rollout. He built a strong team of 40 associates in terms of their capabilities and opportunities to engage and participate in group activities.
With 23 years of experience Mr. Khan serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations Finance for The Coca-Cola Japan Co, Ltd. He is an expert in several areas, including financial and strategic leadership, regulatory and internal controls compliance, budgetary control and cost accounting, target investigation and system development. In his current position, he provides financial and strategic leadership, as well as direction to management in an accurate, timely manner through the effective management of the 21-member finance team. He also ensures the optimal allocation of company resources in the planning and implementation of the BU's business strategy, and that the company assets are safeguarded.
Mr. Khan lead the BU Finance team in benefiting and supporting operating and strategic decisions for value creation, through revenue growth, optimizing cost, and managing risk. He also uses different strategies for commercial needs, leadership and direction, handles revenue growth, and optimizes costs. He attributes his successful career to his work ethic, commitment, continuous learning efforts, passion, goal orientation and ability to be a good team player.
Mr. Khan names the highlight of his career to be working with corporate M&A and having co-lead the cross functional team from BU in closing the deal of the acquisition of Rani Juice, Barbican & Vimto for $980 million. He led the process and worked with corporate treasury, and the reporting and controllers group on financial reporting, analysis and performance drivers. Additionally, he provided support in the manufacturing facility-both toll filing and green field-and developed initial financial models for value sharing for expansion. Other highlights include stewarding a financial turnaround in the Middle East and significant improvement in financial results for MENA, and winning two Woodruff Cups as part of the Middle East and then MENA business units.
A qualified chartered accountant and cost and management accountant, Mr. Khan earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of the Punjab. He was recently inducted into Worldwide Branding and also maintains affiliation with the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Looking ahead, Mr. Khan plans to be in a senior general management or financial management position in a developed market where he can help drive sustainable, profitable growth.
For more information about The Coca-Cola Japan Co, Ltd., visit http://www.cccj.co.jp/english
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