Kingsley Wheaton, previously Managing Director, Next Generation Products has been appointed Regional Director, British American Tobacco Sub Saharan Africa, replacing Ricardo Oberlander.
Ricardo Oberlander, currently Regional Director, Americas, will be appointed President and CEO of Reynolds American Inc. replacing Debra Crew, who has decided to leave BAT, with effect from 31 December 2017, to pursue other opportunities outside the company.
Kingsley has been with the BAT Group for 21 years and a member of the Management Board in a number of roles for six years. His previous experience as a general manager in Russia and a marketing director in Africa and other parts of the world and in building our fast growing NGP business over the last three years will be extremely beneficial in his new role in AMSSA.
Mr. Kingsley Wheaton has been Managing Director of Next Generation Products and Member of Management Board at British American Tobacco p.l.c. since January 1, 2015 and January 2012 respectively. Mr. Wheaton serves as the General Manager at CJSC British American Tobacco – SPb. He serves as Managing Director of British American Tobacco Holdings (Russia) B.V.
He served as Deputy Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Director at British American Tobacco (Zambia) Plc since January