Kathy N. Waller has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Coca-Cola Company. Ms. Waller is responsible for leading the company’s Global Finance organization and representing the company to investors, lenders and rating agencies. She oversees M&A, investor relations, tax, treasury, audit, accounting and controls, financial reporting and analysis, and real estate and risk management.
Waller joined The Coca-Cola Company in 1987 as a senior accountant in the Accounting Research Department and assumed roles of increasing responsibility, including principal accountant for the Northeast Europe/Africa Group, marketing controller for the McDonald’s Group, vice president and chief of Internal Audit, and vice president, controller.
Ms. Waller is actively involved with several women’s initiatives including serving as the Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council and assisting in the development of the company’s highly successful Women in Leadership Global Program.
In addition to her responsibilities at The Coca-Cola Company, Waller also serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester, her Alma mater, and the Board of Trustees of Spelman College. She also serves on the advisory board of Catalyst, a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and business.
Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Waller worked for Deloitte. She received her bachelor’s and MBA degrees from the University of Rochester and is a CPA.