Francisco Toso was appointed Area Head of Operations of British American Tobacco’s Southern Africa Markets in February 2018.
Francisco joined British American Tobacco in Chile in 2002 and has held several roles within Operations and Supply Chain in Chile, Mexico, United Kingdom, West Africa and Romania. Prior to joining the Southern African Area team, Francisco worked in Western Europe as Area Operations Director for South Central Eastern Europe, where he led a significant transformation journey, managing a 40% volume growth and creating the basis to transform the Romanian factory to a multicategory sourcing operation (Combustibles and Next Generation Products), delivering a step change in service, quality and cost performance.
Francisco is an Industrial Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso Chile and Dottore in Ingegneria Gestionale, from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Francisco is Chilean and Italian, married, and has two children.