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Nicandro Durante

Nicandro Durante
Born Nicandro Durante
(1956-09-13) 13 September 1956
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Alma mater Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1977–present
Salary £3,598,525[1]
Title Chief Executive of British American Tobacco plc
Term 2011–present
Predecessor Paul Adams
Successor Incumbent
Children 2

Nicandro Durante (born 13 September 1956) is a Brazilian businessman, currently Chief Executive of British American Tobacco plc (informally BAT), the world’s second-largest tobacco company by sales.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Notes 4

Early life

Durante was born in Goias, Brazil, and is of Italian ancestry.

Durante has a bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics and Business Administration from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.


Durante joined BAT's Brazilian subsidiary Souza Cruz in 1981. In January 2008, he was appointed BAT’s chief operating officer, and on 1 March 2011 became chief executive.[2]

Personal life

Durante is married, with two children.


  1. ^ "Executive Profile: Nicandro Durante". Business Week. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "The running man of Big Tobacco". Financial Times. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
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