Selim Hanono Leaving Drew Estate


Selim Hanono, a longtime Drew Estate veteran, will be leaving the company effective July 31. It’s part of a larger restructuring of the company sales team, both in Miami and on the road.

Hanono, officially the vp of trade shows and events, will oversee the company’s logistics for next month’s IPCPR Convention & Trade Show and then depart at the end of the month.


“For nearly a decade Drew Estate has been my home,” said Hanono in a press release. “I would like to thank all my past and present DE family members, as well as my colleagues at Swisher, for the incredible experience and the loyal support. Wishing them all the very best and once again, a sincere thank you.”

Hanono declined to discuss his plans for the future in a text to halfwheel.

Up until Swisher’s purchase of the company in 2014, Hanono infamously operated without a title. His responsibilities were far-reaching, managing Drew Estate’s large events around the world, while also assisting the company’s in-house and international sales teams at various years.

The company provided no other details about the sales restructuring beyond Hanono’s departure.

Prior to Drew Estate, he worked for Camacho as well as Mike’s Cigars, Aficionados and Absolute Cigars, three Miami-based retailers.

“Our Team in the United States and in Nicaragua will miss Selim dearly,” said Jonathan Drew, president and co-founder of Drew Estate.

“He’s brought value to the DE organization at so many levels for ten years, and is a truly exceptional businessman, trustworthy and direct with his words and actions. His no-nonsense style is complemented by a strong work ethic and core loyalty to business and family. I have personally worked with Selim for 10 years prior to his 10 years at Drew, for a total money making period of 20 years. I’m definitely going to miss Selim at DE, but we will remain good friends and contemporaries. “

The 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show begins July 11 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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