Nicandro Durante became our Chief Executive in March 2011.
Nicandro, who is Brazilian / Italian, holds degrees in finance, economics and business administration.
He joined British American Tobacco’s Brazilian subsidiary Souza Cruz in 1981, after three years working in finance in two Brazilian companies and built a successful finance career. In 1995 he was seconded to the UK head office.
In 1997 Nicandro was appointed Finance Director in Hong Kong before returning to Brazil in 2000 as Finance Director for Souza Cruz. In April 2002 he was appointed President of Souza Cruz.
Nicandro was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc in December 2013.