Ben Stevens, Finance Director and Chief Information Officer
Ben joined the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. in March 2008 and was appointed to the role of Finance Director in April 2008. From September 2010 he took on the additional role of Chief Information Officer.
He was previously Director of British American Tobacco’s Europe region, a position he had held since 2004.
Ben was born in 1959 and is a graduate of Manchester University and the Manchester Business School in the UK. He joined British American Tobacco in 1990 as Regional Finance Controller with responsibilities for Europe, East Africa and South Asia and in 1994 moved to Switzerland where he worked in a variety of marketing roles.
In 1995 Ben became Chairman and Managing Director of the Pakistan Tobacco Company before being appointed Chairman and Managing Director of British American Tobacco Russia in 1997.
In 1998 he returned to the UK as Head of Corporate Affairs for the newly listed British American Tobacco p.l.c. and in the following year was appointed Head of Merger Integration following the merger with Rothmans.
He was appointed to the Management Board as Development Director in April 2001 where his responsibilities included corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and IT.
Ben is married with two children.