Graham Kayes

Graham Kayes is Alliance One International’s executive vice president for business relationship management and leaf. He assumed this position in July 2014. Kayes brings more than 30 years of experience in the tobacco industry to his current position. He joined Standard Commercial Corp., one of Alliance One’s predecessor companies, in 1988 and worked in a variety of roles throughout the African region. Most recently, Kayes served as regional director of the African region and managing director of the company’s Tanzanian subsidiary. Born in Malawi, Kayes attended school in England and moved to Kenya when he joined the company. He is currently located in the Alliance One headquarters in Morrisville, North Carolina, USA.