Lionel L. Nowell, III was appointed to the Board of British American Tobacco p.l.c. as a Non-Executive Director on 25 July 2017 following completion of the acquisition of Reynolds American Inc. He is a member of the Audit and Nominations Committees.
Lionel had been the Lead Independent Director of the Board of Reynolds American Inc. since January 2017, having served as a director since 2007, and was a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Lionel retired as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of PepsiCo in 2009, where he had held senior financial executive roles since 1999. Prior to PepsiCo, Lionel was Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at RJR Nabisco, Inc. from 1998 to 1999 and held a variety of senior financial roles at the Pillsbury division of Diageo PLC from 1991 to 1998.
He is currently a Non-Executive Director at American Electric Power Company, Inc. and Bank of America Corporation.