Pierre de Labouchere

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Pierre de Labouchere was President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Japan Tobacco International (JTI) from 1999 to 2013.1
Amidst rumours of “strategic disagreement” within the tobacco company, de Labouchere resigned with immediate effect on 18 December 2013.1
He was succeeded by Thomas McCoy.

Long-Standing Career in the Tobacco Industry

De Labouchere began working in the tobacco industry in 1980, when he joined American tobacco company RJ Reynolds Nabisco.2
In 1995 he was appointed President and Chief Executive of RJ Reynolds International, based in Geneva (Switzerland).2
In 1999, when Japan Tobacco bought RJR’s International business, de Labouchere became President and CEO of JTI.3

Led the Takeover of Gallaher in 2007

De Labouchere led JTI’s £7.5 billion acquisition of British tobacco company Gallaher, which turned JTI into a significant player on the British cigarette market.1

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    1. abcM. Kleinman, Tobacco Boss Quits Helm of Silk Cut-Maker, Sky News, 21 December 2013, accessed October 2017
    2. abG. Collins, RJR’s Lagging Overseas Tobacco Unit Gets a New Chief, The New York Times, 8 December 1995, accessed October 2017
    3. Japan Tobacco, Annual Report 2008, 24 June 2008, accessed October 2017