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Realignment of the board of directors of Habanos S.A. International Corp. set a new co-President Walfrido Hernández, an expert born in Pinar del Río, Cuba's top tobacco growing region.

An official communique adds that outgoing brass, Jorge Luis Fernández, will from now operate as commercial vice president.

In addition to his experience as Habanos S.A Logistics Vice President, Hernández was born in Cuba'ss Wetern most province which grows the top quality tobacco leaves.

He was born in El Corojo, San Luis, the heart of tobacco growers in Vuelta Abajo, best known around the world for its quality products and the agrarian traditions linked to the best hand-made "puro".

An Agronomy Engineer, has treasures vast expertise in the tobacco industry he joined in 1978.

He even managed a hometown plantation and his work was prized with the assignment to head Pinar del Rio's Tobacco Co. and Lazaro Pena enterprise in Partido region later on.

Short of his entry in Habanos S.A., the specialist worked a General VP for Tabacuba Group.

This capital will host from Feb. 26th to March 2nd the 15th Habano Festival, labelled the top tear in the world of tobacco and cigars with Cuban tobacco in its heart. It attracts over 1,000 fans from 70 countries with interest in learning about Cuba's tobacco agribusiness and sharing with the top tobacco experts.

It is a good opportunity to learn of the novelties of Habanos S.A., which sales Cuba's Premium tobacco in 125 countries with a portfolio with 27 brands and a broad variety in terms of strength, taste and initiatives.

Source: Prensa Latina

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