BAT Appoints Soraya Benchikh as New CFO

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BAT Appoints Soraya Benchikh as New CFO
BAT appoints Soraya Benchikh as new CFO, replacing Tadeu Marroco, aiming to push tobacco business towards alternative products.

According to a Yahoo Finance report on November 2nd, British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced the appointment of Soraya Benchikh as its new Chief Financial Officer, following the promotion of Tadeu Marroco to the position of CEO.


According to reports, Ben Qihai has worked at BAT for over 20 years before switching to another industry. She will take over the current interim CFO Javed Iqbal on May 1, 2024.


Luc Jobin, chairman of BAT, has welcomed her return and expressed confidence in her rich leadership experience and business acumen. BAT is attempting to follow in the footsteps of its competitors by pushing tobacco business towards alternative tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, in response to regulatory pressure and growing awareness of health risks.


Benji's basic annual salary will be £800,000.


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