Brian Finch was appointed as the Managing Director of British American Tobacco South Africa in April 2010 following a short stint at the company’s London Head Office.
Prior to this, he held the position of Marketing Director at British American Tobacco South Africa. He began his career at British American Tobacco more than 20 years ago and has occupied several marketing roles at different levels in seven countries, including Congo, Zimbabwe, the UK and Switzerland.
One of Brian’s secrets of success is to try to turn bad into good, and challenges into opportunities. He attributes his success to being selective about the matters that require attention and always trusting, empowering and working with his team.
Brian does not only confine his successes to work, and counts meeting his wife, Kathleen, as a key success in his life. Together they have two sons and two daughters.