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Edouard Ettedgui (former Group Finance Controller Tobacco British American Tobacco)
"Edouard Ettedgui is Group Chief Executive of the company and is based at the Group’s Hong Kong office. He joined Mandarin Oriental in this capacity in 1998... Mr Ettedgui brings to Mandarin Oriental extensive business development and financial experience. A French national, he obtained his degree from ESSEC in Paris before joining Philips International in the Netherlands. His early career with the company took him to Morocco and France where he became a Director for Philips’ operations in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Peru and Italy. Many of these positions were also combined with representing the French Government as Trade Counsellor.
"In 1990, he joined BAT Industries PLC in London as Head of Finance and was promoted to Group Finance Controller in 1993. In 1995, he gained the additional responsibility of Director for New Business Development. In January 1996, he joined the board of the newly-created British American Tobacco Holdings as Business Development Director. In August 1996, Mr Ettedgui moved to Asia as Group Finance Director of Dairy Farm International Holdings Limited, where he remained until his move to Mandarin Oriental.
"He is a Vice Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), and in 2001 was appointed Advisor of External Trade in Hong Kong by the French Government. In 2012, Mr Ettedgui was named to the rank of Chevalier in the French National Order of the Légion d’honneur for his distinguished career and efforts to enhance and reinforce the close ties between Hong Kong and France." 
Resources and articles
- Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Board, organizational web page, accessed January 11, 2013.
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