- British American Tobacco said Wednesday Luciano Comin, Regional Head of Marketing Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa (AMSSA), had been appointed to succeed Kingsley Wheaton as Regional Director of AMSSA.

Luciano would commence his new role on 1 January 2019 at the same time as Kingsley takes up his new role as Chief Marketing Officer, the company said.

During his 26-year career at British American Tobacco (BAT), Luciano had held many roles including Marketing Director Venezuela, Marketing Director Mexico and General Manager of BAT Mexico. He was also Regional Marketing Manager for Western Europe prior to taking up his current role as Regional Head of Marketing, AMSSA.

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