FRITS Vranken, senior vice president for business development at Japan Tobacco International (JTI), has recently seen his role expanded since his 2006 appointment at JTI's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr Vranken's role changed at the start of 2008 to include corporate strategy, tobacco taxation and internal communications. His new responsibilities include developing external growth opportunities and implementing them on a global basis (with the exception of markets in China and Japan). The role has become especially important ...

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