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Hamlet Espinal replaces Henke Kelner as Tabadom Holding GM


Oettinger Davidoff AG appoints new General Manager of Tabadom Holding in Dominican Republic

Press release issued by Oettinger Davidoff AG

Basel, 15th January 2015 – Oettinger Davidoff AG has appointed Hamlet Espinal as the new General Manager of its subsidiary Tabadom Holding, Inc. as per January 1, 2015, reporting to Javier Plantada, Senior Vice President Global Production. Hamlet was previously the Head of Operations at Tabadom Holding in Santiago de los Caballeros in Dominican Republic where the Dominican own brands Davidoff, AVO, Cusano, Griffin’s, Private Stock, Zino and Zino Platinum of Oettinger Davidoff AG as well as some select third brands are produced.


“Hamlet has been a key member of the Management Team for many years – as such he has learned from Henke Kelner every aspect of our operations in the Dominican Republic”, says Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard, CEO Oettinger Davidoff AG and Chairman of Tabadom Holding, Inc. “We are thankful to Henke Kelner for the perfect succession planning at Tabadom Holding, and we all look forward to working with Hamlet in his new role.”

Hamlet Espinal originally started his career at Tabadom Holding in the blending room at PTP and has expanded his scope of responsibilities step by step over the past 15 years, in addition to studying at the university to prepare for his leadership role. In March 2014, Hamlet was promoted to Vice-President.

Henke Kelner remains Vice-Chairman of Tabadom’s Board and will continue to report to Oettinger Davidoff CEO Hans-Kristian Hoejsgaard in all of his global roles including government relations and corporate affairs and chairing the blending and tasting panel at Tabadom as a key driver of Oettinger Davidoff’s innovation process. Henke will also expand his Davidoff Global Ambassador role conducting tasting and education seminars around the world.

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