Neil joins JTI in Bangladesh as MD

Business Desk | Published: 22:35, Feb 25,2020


Neil Coupland

Neil Coupland has been appointed managing director of Japan Tobacco International in Bangladesh, said a press release.

In a career spanning nearly three decades in the tobacco and related industries, Neil has served in a wide range of countries across the world, it said.

He joined JTI in 2008 as the general manager of Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria. He has also served as General Manager in Poland and Middle Americas.

Before joining JTI, Neil served in various senior management roles within the tobacco and related industries namely the British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco and SICPA Product Security SA.

Commenting on his new assignment, Neil said, ‘I am really excited to be in Bangladesh where the country is going through a transformation with a thriving economy, improved investment climate and pulsating energy around.’

JTI entered Bangladesh market in 2018 by completing its $1.47 billion acquisition of Akij Group’s tobacco business.

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