Debra A. Crew
DEBRA A. CREW, President and Chief Executive Officer, Reynolds American Inc., has been a director of the Company since December 2013.
Ms. Crew assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Reynolds American Inc. effective January 1, 2017; she became a director of Reynolds American at the same time. Prior to that, she served as President and Chief Commercial Officer of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. from October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company effective October 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016. Before joining R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Ms. Crew served as President and General Manager, Pepsico North America Nutrition from August 2014 to September 2014, as President, Pepsico Americas Beverages from August 2012 through August 2014 and as President, Western European Region of PepsiCo Europe from April 2010 through August 2012. Prior to her tenure with PepsiCo, Ms. Crew held positions of increasing responsibility at Kraft Foods, Nestlé S.A. and Mars, Inc. from 1997 to 2004. From 1993 to 1997, Ms. Crew served as a captain in the US Army, in military intelligence.
Ms. Crew is 46 years old and is a member of the Corporate Governance Committee and the Finance and Pension Committee.
Ms. Crew brings to the Board an impressive record of success with leading global consumer products companies as well as a broad range of experience in marketing, operations and strategy. Ms. Crew’s global perspective, combined with proven commercial capabilities and exposure to world-class innovation planning processes, provides tremendous value to the Company’s pursuit of profitable growth.