MPW 2017—Debra Crew
Courtesy of Reynolds American
  • Title
    President and CEO
  • Affiliation
    Reynolds American, British American Tobacco
  • Age

After two years running Reynolds American’s largest subsidiary, Crew became the company’s CEO in January, succeeding former chief Susan Cameron in the first female-to-female chief transfer of power in the S&P 500 since 2012. Crew’s move to the corner office, however, came in the midst of the company’s ­acquisition by British American Tobacco. Crew now ­reports to BAT’s CEO, though she remains at the helm of Reynolds, which becomes BAT’s largest profit center—with net income up 87% to $6.1 billion last year.

Personal Information

Previous Rank47

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)12,503
Profits ($M)6,073
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)93268.6