Star Tobacco has established its European headquarters in Luxembourg and appointed Christopher Maan as its general manager for the region. With a background in law, Maan comes from a distinguished tobacco family that has been in the business for three generations. He will have responsibility for all Star accounts in the European Union.
Star has appointed Yordan Yaramov to the position of technical sales director. Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Yaramov will be responsible for all tobacco sales to Bulgaria as well as select accounts in the Balkans, Russia and Ukraine. He will also be responsible for all technical aspects of manufacturing projects overseen by Star.
Yoramov has 41 years of tobacco Industry experience, working with established companies such as Bulgartabac, Evans MacTavish, the National Tobacco Monopoly of Ethiopia and Ronis.
In Turkey, Star has appointed Yalcin Cihangiroglu as its advisor. Based in Istanbul, Cihangiroglu will be responsible for the business development in Turkey, as well as overseeing the company’s local agronomy projects for the production of Izmir Oriental tobacco.
Cihangiroglu has 36 years of tobacco industry experience, having worked with Tekel, where he headed up cigarette production for seven factories. Following Tekel’s privatization, Cihangiroglu oversaw the restructuring of the former monopoly’s business to fit the requirements of its new owner, British American Tobacco.
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