A year after completing the $7.1 billion acquisition of U.S. brands as part of the Reynolds-Lorillard merger, Cooper, CEO since 2010, is already seeing the deal pay off. Formerly known as Imperial Tobacco Group, the company’s larger U.S. presence is proving to be a growth area, as its Winston and Kool brands have gained market share. That’s helped offset losses in Iraq and Syria, where geopolitical events have hammered sales, since the U.S. is now the company’s biggest single tobacco market.
|Previous Rank||#2 (EMEA)|
|Market Value (as of 8/26/16)||$50,118|