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San Francisco native Hafiz Chandiwala, a Certified Public Accountant and senior-level financial executive, epitomizes the hardworking, energetic, service-oriented leader. The Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Assistant Secretary of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., in Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Chandiwala serves on five company committees, including the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Association Finance and Investment Committees. He also chairs the Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services Finance Committee. Hafiz Chandiwala joined the company, the nation’s third-largest bottler and distributor of Coke products, in 2001 as Corporate Controller and Assistant Treasurer and was promoted to his current roles only a year later.
Mr. Chandiwala’s service also extends to the community, where he sits on the Advisory Council of the Department of Accounting and Finance and the Council of Directors for the School of Business at his alma mater, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A member of the Board of Directors of Western Container Corporation, Vendworks, LLC, and Birmingham International Center, Hafiz Chandiwala also sits on the Samford University Brock School of Business CFO Roundtable and the Bradley Arant Boult Cummings Tax Leadership Roundtable. For 10 years, he provided board and officer service to the Birmingham Islamic Society, and he chaired the Audit & Finance Committee and sat on the board of Easter Seals of the Birmingham Area for seven years.
In 2012, the latter organization recognized Hafiz Chandiwala as Volunteer of the Year. A member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of CPAs, he has also earned honors as a 2007 Outstanding Alumnus of the UAB School of Business, from which he received a B.S. in Accounting. Outside of his professional and civic duties, Hafiz Chandiwala enjoys physical activities, such as mountain biking and snow skiing. He credits his faith as well as the support and love of his family for his success and strength of character.