Atul Singh
Group President, Asia

Atul Singh is the President, Asia Group, The Coca-Cola Company responsible for operations of the Indian and South West Asia Business Unit and China and Greater Korea Business Unit. Recently elevated to this position, he supervises operations in China, Korea, Taiwan, Mongolia, Hong Kong, Macau, India Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives.

Prior to his elevation as the President of the Pacific Group, Atul was the Deputy President of Coca-Cola India and South West Asia Business Unit, a responsibility that he took over on September 1, 2005.

Under his stewardship, Coca-Cola’s business in India has made strides in all facets of its operations and has reported twenty seven consecutive quarters of growth of which nineteen quarters have registered double digit growth.

Atul joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1998 as Vice President, Operations of Coca-Cola, India Division. He led the Franchise Operations and Key Accounts group of the India Division from 1998 to 2001. Atul then moved to China and served as the President of the East, Central and South China Division. Under his leadership, mainland China operations were among the fastest growing Coca-Cola businesses.

Atul is an independent Director on the Board of Bata India Ltd and has also been appointed as a Director on the Boards The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Saudi Arabia and The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Egypt. He is on the Board of AMCHAM India and has been its past Chairman on two occasions. Atul is also the Chairman of the Sports Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) having earlier chaired CII’s National Committee on Rural Development and the National Committee on CSR. He is a part of the National Executive of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), having earlier led the Sports Committee of FICCI for three years. He currently chairs FICCI’s Water Council.

Atul is a member of the Advisory Board of AIESEC, the world’s largest student organization and a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, a global body dedicated to creating ‘Better Leaders through Education and Idea Exchange’. He is also on the advisory board of Catalyst, a leading global non-profit membership organization founded in 1962, focused on expanding opportunities for women andbusiness. With more than 500 preeminent corporations as members, Catalyst has been contributing towards women’s progress in the workplace over the last five decades.

Prior to joining Coca-Cola, Atul worked with The Colgate Palmolive Company for 10 years and held several key positions including Country General Manager, Nigeria (1995-1998), Finance Director and then Country General Manager, Romania (1992-1995) and Finance Manager, Body Care Division, USA (1990-1992). Before joining Colgate, Atul worked as an Auditor with Price Waterhouse in New York.

Atul is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Xavier’s College of Kolkata, India from where he majored in Commerce (Honors). Atul holds an MBA degree from Texas Christian University, USA.

He has lived and worked in the four continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.