December 13, 2012 — Luis Sanchez-Harguindey, currently Finance Director for the Premium Cigar Division Of Imperial Tobacco Group, will succeed Buenaventura Jimenez in Cuba in the role of Co-President of Corporación Habanos.

Luis Sanchez-Harguindey has a wide experience and knowledge of Habanos, not only because of his current position, but also because of his previous assignment in Cuba where he was Habanos Financial Vice-President from 2003 to 2006.

Luis Sanchez Harguindey

After working for almost 30 years in the tobacco industry, Buenaventura Jiménez is leaving the Company on December 15th to pursue other interests and opportunities. In almost 8 years as Habanos Co-president, and working almost 30 in the tobacco world, he has occupied several positions, contributing always to the positive evolution of business.

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We want to thank him very much for his long-term commitment and his significant contribution in the success of Habanos, wishing him all the best for the future.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.