Ben Townsend

Ben Townsend is Vice-President and Head of EU Affairs at Japan Tobacco International (JTI), a leading international tobacco company. Based in Brussels, he leads an EU Affairs Office team tasked with delivering the company’s positions to key decision makers and opinion formers in the EU capital. He joined the company as a graduate management trainee in 2001, and has since held various positions within Corporate Affairs, including Head of Government Relations in the UK. He holds a degree in History and Politics from King’s College London University.