British American Tobacco (BAT) has appointed Guy Meldrum as the president of Reynolds American, effective 1 September 2020.
Presently, he serves as the regional director of the company’s Asia-Pacific and Middle East division.
BAT chief executive, Jack Bowles, commented, “Guy[Meldrum]’s extensive experience with BAT over the last 26 years, including a number of senior roles in Australasia, the North Asia Area, Russia and his recent experience in leading the Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region, will serve him well to further drive the transformation of Reynolds American.”
Meldrum will replace Ricardo Oberlander, who is to step down from the position of president of Reynolds American and the management board on 31 August 2020 and leave the group by the end of the year.
Ricardo has been part of BAT for almost three decades and served as a member of its management board for more than seven years.
Bowles stated, "I am grateful for the drive and leadership that Ricardo [Oberlander] has brought to the group throughout his career and for leaving the Reynolds American business in such robust shape.
“I would like to thank Ricardo for his significant contribution over the last three decades, including over seven years as a member of the Management Board. We all wish him the very best for the future.”
Elsewhere, Michael (Mihovil) Dijanosic, the area director for the company’s Asia-Pacific division, will replace Guy Meldrum as the new regional director for Asia-Pacific and Middle East.
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