Maya Selva Names Fillippo Costi as Chief Commercial Officer


Maya Selva Cigars has named Fillippo Costi as its new chief commercial officer.

Costi formerly served as general manager at Shlophili S.A., the distributor of Versace watches and Salvatore Ferragamo in Latin America.


According to a press release, Costi’s first exposure to cigars was in the early 1990’s in Spain, but he began to become more passionate about them during several trips to Havana, Cuba.

“I believe the best definition of luxury is time, the time spent perfecting and building a product,” said Costi, in a press release. “In this way, cigars are one of the greatest expressions of luxury, because of the time it takes to collect the leaves, dry and ferment them, select and roll them, and bring them to the global market… and finally, the time spent enjoying a cigar and sharing one with friends.”

According to Maya Selva Cigars, Costi will begin his new role starting June 28.

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