JOHN LEWIS, Jr.

Global Chief Diversity Officer, The Coca-Cola Company

Top attorney with over 20 years of broad based experience as a trial lawyer, in-house litigation counsel, senior business advisor and community leader


John Lewis, Jr. is Global Chief Diversity Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. He previously served as the company's Senior Managing Compliance and Global Anti-Bribery Counsel, leading all compliance programming for the Company’s North America business operations (approximately 70,000 employees). Prior to joining Coca-Cola, John practiced in Kansas City, Missouri, where he maintained an active civil trial practice and was a federal court-appointed bankruptcy trustee, and a court-appointed disciplinary hearing officer where he heard and rendered disciplinary findings against Missouri licensed attorneys facing bar complaints.

Outside of his duties at The Coca-Cola Company, John served for five years as a member of the Atlanta Board of Ethics, including three years as its Chair. He also served as a member and ultimately as Vice Chair of the Board of The Coca-Cola Company Family Federal Credit Union (personnel and loan committees). John currently serves as a member of the Board of the George Washington University Law Alumni Association and as chair of The Coca-Cola Company Legal Division Diversity Council, which is actively designing and implementing a diversity strategic plan for the legal function.

John earned a B.A., cum laude, in Economics from Morehouse College and a Law Degree from The George Washington University National Law Center.

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