Maxwell Stephen Irving
Status: Married for 45 years, 2 sons living in UK
1996 – 2005 together with a few doyens of the world tobacco industry (former clients) developed a tobacco manufacturing group with cigarette factory in Holland producing the world’s most expensive cigarettes, with factory in Dominican Republic making the world’s most expensive cigars. Was marketing into 46 countries. Formed the company into a PLC group, Chancellor Tobacco PLC, and sold the group in 2005 to our Russian Distributor. Check out the website www.chancellor-tobacco.com
2006 – 2008 formed a brand consultancy company, Irving Dixon Associates Ltd, together with colleague from Chancellor, and consulted to major cigarette producers such as Gallaher, Imperial, JTI (Japan Tobacco International) on brand designs and brand-building. Started getting homesick for South Africa.