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Carreras Managing Director, Marcus Steele, resigns

Managing Director of Carreras Limited, Marcus Steele, has resigned effective January 31, 2020, said the company.

Marcus Steele (Photo: Jamaica Observer)

The resignation was announced by the cigarette manufacturer and distributor in a release earlier today, December 4, and brings an end to Steele’s more than two decades of service to the Carreras Group as he leaves to follow other interests.

The company described Steele’s tenure as “inspirational”, adding that he is a “true champion for his team members, introducing ground-breaking initiatives such as paternity leave, which is a rare benefit for employees in Jamaica.”

“…supporting, promoting and exporting key talent within the organisation and across the BAT group.”

– Carreras

Steele, a qualified Chartered Accountant and experienced executive, has been with Carreras since 1998 when he joined the company’s Tobacco division.

Since his start, he has held several senior roles at the company, and was seconded to British American Tobacco (BAT) Caribbean and Central America’s Office as Country Readiness Manager in 2004.

He was appointed managing director in 2013 and was known for “supporting, promoting and exporting key talent within the organisation and across the BAT group,” the release said.

Steele also serves as a director of Proven Wealth.