Star Tobacco International has made several corporate management appointments.
Baldev Mistry has been promoted to the position of vice president, African Region. In capacity, he will oversee all of Star’s commercial operations in Africa, as well as spearhead vertical integration projects in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. He will also be responsible for the group’s cloves business in Madagascar.
Akin Akdogan has been promoted to the position of commercial director for tobacco monopolies & group logistics. In addition to overseeing Star’s logistics and the group’s business with government tobacco monopolies, Akdogan will spearhead the expansion of the company’s “just-in-time” tobacco depots initiative in southern Europe and Asia.
Christopher Maan has been promoted to the position of commercial director for sales & marketing. In this capacity, Maan will be overseeing Star’s commercial sales worldwide with the exception of sales to tobacco monopolies and Asia.