Muhammad Iqbal Bhatti

Accounting Specialist – Global Finance Organisation

Pakistan & Afghanistan Region

Iqbal joined the company almost 24 years ago, and he’s still motivated to celebrate his silver jubilee serving The Coca-Cola Company. Iqbal is the Accounting Specialist for Global Finance Organisation, serving Pakistan & Afghanistan Region, based in Lahore. His job role encompasses meticulous attention to detailing. Under his supervision, his department has to ensure that the Company provides valuable business path to its stakeholders, effectively balancing growth, governance and productivity. Also, to energize and maintain a vibrant financial organization for the benefit for the region. He is also responsible for accurate financial reporting which depicts the correct business health of the organization.

I took over this role…after working for 17 years for BU, and in 2009 I was ring fenced as Accounting Specialist by the GFO. With this achievement I was able to practice further teamwork along with leadership skills.

Before Coca-Cola…I completed my Masters in Business Administration, and secured a job in the prestigious Lahore University of Management Sciences as the Accounts Officer. However, joining The Coca-Cola Company for me was a strong opportunity struck by good luck.

I chose Coca-Cola because…the Company is a paramount of growth with vision. This Company is like a well-oiled machine, which is continuously seeking growth by employing global business practices towards its value chain. The Company doesn’t just make beverages, it has instead created an empire with the multi-billion dollar brand Coca-Cola.

Coca-Cola is… my support system! In my career, I’ve seen this Company providing opportunities to all the well-qualified and deserving associates, but it is important to stay fearless and grasp the chance with all the risks associated. We all are leaders of our roles, and confidence is the key to exponential success.

My best memory with Coca-Cola… was when I was honored with an award for Outstanding Performance in 1993, by The Coca-Cola Export Corporation. That moment is still special for me because it gave me the motivation to work harder in securing success whilst serving the Company.