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Suzanne Plunkett, Bloomberg

I ARRIVED in South Africa about seven months ago, and I have been enormously impressed by the country’s energy and passion, and I’m very excited to live and work here.

South Africa has an interesting history and a fantastic future waiting for it, and, frankly, there aren’t many more places in the world to work that are as fascinating or so invigorating.

I now have the pleasure of leading British American Tobacco SA (BAT SA), which is the largest tobacco manufacturer in South Africa and the second-largest listed company on the JSE, employing more than 2 400 people.

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