Habanos S.A., the Cuban cigar company, has announced the appointment of José María López Inchaurbe as the company’s new development vice-president.
López is an agricultural engineer who joined Corporación Habanos, S.A. in 2000, coming from the Tabacalera Company, where he was a finance controller. From 2003 to 2007, he held the position of vp of finance for Diadema S.p.A., the distributor of Habanos products in Italy.
Upon his return to Habanos S.A. in 2007, he was the market supervisor for southern Europe and the Mediterranean before being appointed to strategic marketing director in 2011, a position he has held since.
López replaces Javier Terrés de Ercilla, who had been in the position for the past 17 years. According to a statement issued by Habanos S.A., he will get new responsibilities within the premium cigar division of the Imperial Tobacco Company.
The promotion was approved at the May 4 meeting of Corporación Habanos, S.A. shareholders.
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