British American Tobacco p.l.c. announced that Further to the changes to the Management Board announced on 19 June 2023, Cora Koppe-Stahrenberg, has been appointed to the new role of Chief People Officer and will join the BAT Management Board with effect from 1 November 2023. Bringing critical experiences from other sectors and industries, Cora was most recently Global Head of Human Resources of Fresenius Medical Care, a publicly listed global healthcare company with over 125,000 employees. While at Fresenius Medical Care, Cora established a new Global HR function, and implemented a global people strategy which focused on the creation of a collaborative and empowering culture delivered through a number of change initiatives.

Previously, Cora held various international senior HR positions at Marsh & McLennan Companies, Emirates Investment Authority, and General Electric.