Richard George William Burrows is an Irish businessperson who has been at the helm of 11 different companies. Currently, he holds the position of Chairman at British American Tobacco plc. Mr. Burrows is also on the board of Carlsberg An and Member of The Trilateral Commission.
In his past career he occupied the position of Chairman of Craven House Capital Plc, Chairman for British American Tobacco Zambia Plc, Chairman for The Scotch Whisky Association, Chairman at VoiceSage Global Holdings Ltd., Co-Chief Executive Officer for Pernod Ricard SA and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Irish Distillers Group Ltd. (a subsidiary of Pernod Ricard SA), President for Irish Business & Employers Confederation, Chairman for National Development Corp. (Pennsylvania), Managing Director at McCannFC, Inc., Chief Executive Officer at The Old Bushmills Distillery Co. Ltd. and Assistant Managing Director at Edward Dillon & Co. Ltd.
He received an undergraduate degree from Wesley College (Ireland).