Oliver Kutz appointed Imperial Tobacco Ukraine General Manager

Imperial Tobacco Ukraine is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Kutz to the role of Ukraine General Manager.

Oliver will replace Eugene Walsh who has been appointed UK General Manager with Imperial Tobacco Group after almost 3 years at Imperial Tobacco Ukraine as General Manager.

Oliver Kutz joined Imperial Tobacco Group in July 2000 and has since held several strategic and operational roles including Sales and Marketing Director Eastern Europe and General Manager Caucasus.

Before joining the Eastern European Team in September 2009, Oliver held a number of senior management roles in the company’s headquarters in the United Kingdom and in the domestic markets in Germany and Taiwan.

Oliver completed a Ph.D. program in Business Administration at the University of Hamburg in Germany. He lectured and authored academic articles on business planning and marketing.

 Commenting on his appointment Mr. Kutz said:

 “I am very excited about my move to Ukraine, one of the most dynamic markets in Eastern Europe. We have a strong position in Ukraine with a market share of over 20%, owning the largest brand in the market, Prima and successful international brands such as Davidoff, West and Style. My priority will be to align our business to the changing environment, to further strengthen our product portfolio, and to build on our excellent relationships with our trade partners”