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British American Tobacco appoints Andrew Grey as group marketing director

British American Tobacco (BAT) has promoted Andrew Grey to the role of group marketing director.

Having previously been director for Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Grey will take up his new position on Monday 1 September.

CEO Nicandro Durante said: “I’m pleased about Andrew’s appointment; he will bring his keen commercial acumen and significant group-wide experience to bear.”

He will succeed Jean-Marc Levy, who will leave the company at the end of December, and has taken the role of director of special projects until then.

Grey has worked at BAT for 27 years, and has sat on the management board for seven. His EEMEA role will now be handled by Johan Vandermeulen, who currently holds the position as general manager for Russia.

BAT has also promoted Tadeo Marroco from head of strategy and planning and M&A to business development director, a promotion that sees him join the board

Durante added of Vandermeulen and Marroco’s promotions: “They will both enrich the team with their substantial business and leadership experience.”

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