British American Tobacco: Giovanni Giordano

Giovanni joined BAT in June 2011

Giovanni Giordano, Group Human Resources Director and member of the management board at British American Tobacco, is renowned for his leadership of large-scale change. He has been widely admired for his business focus, in particular, his ability to connect the HR function’s contributions to important business outcomes. Before becoming Group HR Director for British American Tobacco and a Member of the Management Board, Giovanni worked for Ferrero International as Chief Corporate Officer, leading global HR, Legal and IT. Prior to this Giovanni held a number of HR roles at Procter & Gamble, where he led the extraordinarily successful integration of the Oral B business, a multi-billion category, central to the company’s success.



2011 – Present:        Group Human Resources Director, British American


2008 – 2010:             Chief Corporate Officer (Global HR, Legal & IT), British

                                      American Tobacco

2008 – 2008:             HR Director, Global Health and Wellbeing,

                                      Proctor & Gamble

2005 – 2008:             HR Director, Global Oral Care (Gillette Integration),  

                                      Proctor & Gamble

1998 – 2005:             HR Manager - Association Director for Central

                                      Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, Proctor & Gamble

1996 – 1998:             HR and PR Manager, Proctor & Gamble Portugal



1985 – 1989:             Graduate Degree in Law, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II


About British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco is the largest publicly traded tobacco company in the world. Headquartered in London, the group has 46 cigarette factories in 41 countries, employing more than 57 000 people and. In addition to cigarettes, to the company manufactures cigarillos, roll your own and pipe tobacco.