Suzanne Wise

Suzanne Wise is a British national who was appointed to Japan Tobacco International’s executive committee as senior vice president of corporate development in June 2017.

In her current position as senior vice president of corporate development, Wise’s responsibilities include corporate communications, fiscal affairs and anti-illicit trade, corporate sustainability and public affairs.

Wise’s experience in the tobacco sector goes back to 1989 when she joined the Gallaher Group then went on to become group head of legal in 2001.

After leaving the Gallaher Group in 2007, Wise held the position of general counsel and company secretary at Premier Foods. She later extended her responsibilities to include communications, internal audit and corporate social responsibility. Wise was also a member of the group’s executive board, sitting on the CSR steering committee and chairing the risk review group and policy steering group.

In 2012, she joined Network Rail as group general counsel and company secretary. As an executive committee member, Wise was also responsible for legal services, transparency and business ethics, freedom of information, business change and information governance.

Wise holds a degree in law from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom.