Monday, March 20, 2017 — Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today the expansion of their international sales team to include Stephan Qarimi as International Market Manager and Director of Travel Retail. Drew Estate products are currently distributed in over 50 countries as part of the company’s global vision.
Prior to joining Drew Estate, Stephan enjoyed an 11-year career as International Sales &Marketing Manager for Royal Agio Cigars with responsibility for multiple markets including North America.He is an energetic, passionate, well-organized business professional with extensive global experience, and a successful track record in opening new international markets and developing existing international markets together with importers and distributor accounts.
From Jacksonville, Florida, Alex Goldman VP of International Business Development noted “I am extremely excited to welcome Stephan to the Drew Estate and Swisher teams where he will be focusing on Africa & the Middle Eastern region, the Caribbean & Central / Latin America, and the Global Travel Retail and Duty Free business. With the support of our teams in Miami, Jacksonville, and Esteli Nicaragua, David Salem and I have an intense focus on providing the same world class disruptive experience that Drew Estate is known for in all our markets.”
From Eindhoven, Netherlands, Stephan Qarimi, “I am an avid relationship builder with a passion for international sales & business development. Launching the Balmoral, Panter, and Mehari’s brands with the USA Drew Estate Team allowed me to peek in and see what an amazing culture the company has built in the United States. I am excited to be part of the foundation of the International Team and expand the companies brand penetration worldwide.I look forward to help Drew Estate grow their international business and to further develop their international markets.”
About Drew Estate, Inc.
Founded in New York City in 1996, Drew Estate has become one of the fastest growing tobacco companies in the world. Under their mantra “The Rebirth of Cigars”TM, Drew Estate has led the “Boutique Cigar” movement by innovating new elements to the tobacco industry with their unique tobaccos and blending styles that have attracted new and traditional cigar enthusiasts. In their Gran Fabrica Drew Estate, the Nicaraguan headquarters, Drew Estate produces a variety of brands such as ACID, Herrera Estelí, Herrera Estelí Norteño, Kentucky Fired Cured, Liga Privada, MUWAT, Natural by Drew Estate, Nica Rustica, Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars, Tabak Especial, Undercrown, and Java by Drew Estate.