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Savio Kwan to join the Board of British American Tobacco

06 January 2014

Savio Kwan will join the Board of British American Tobacco as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 6 January 2014. Mr Kwan has significant business experience of Greater China and Asia.

During his extensive career he has worked broadly in technology for General Electric, BTR plc and Alibaba Group, China’s largest internet business, where he was Chief Operating Officer and later, a Non-Executive Director. He is a founding partner and CEO of A&K Consulting Co Ltd, advising entrepreneurs about start-up businesses in China.

Born in Hong Kong, Mr Kwan speaks fluent Mandarin and English. His international career has seen him live in China, the US, Singapore and the UK. He is a visiting Professor at Henley Business School and a regular lecturer on Chinese business strategy and leadership.

Commenting on the move, Chairman, Richard Burrows said: “I warmly welcome Savio to the Board of British American Tobacco. I have no doubt he will bring his profound commercial approach, international orientation and deep knowledge of China and Asia to bear, further strengthening British American Tobacco and the Board.”


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