Andrew Gray

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Andrew Gray, Chief Marketing Officer at British American Tobacco (BAT), has been a member of BAT’s management team since 2008.1
In October 2018 it was announced that Gray will leave BAT in March 2019, and will be succeeded by Kingsley Wheaton.2

Career with British American Tobacco

Gray joined BAT’s Brazilian subsidiary, Souza Cruz, in 1986. He has held several leadership positions, including:345

  • Chief Marketing Officer (2017)
  • Director Marketing (2014)
  • Regional Director for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (2011)
  • Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East (2008)
  • President Souza Cruz (2006)
  • General Manager BAT Malaysia (2004)
  • Area Director for Central America & the Caribbean

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