Philip Morris International (PMI) believes that the primary responsibility of the Board of Directors is to foster the long-term success of the Company, consistent with its statutory duty to the shareholders. The Board has responsibility for establishing broad corporate policies, setting strategic direction, and overseeing management, which is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Company.
Various materials are distributed to the Board on a continuing basis throughout the year and reports and presentations are made at Board and Committee meetings to keep the Board informed on an ongoing basis of the performance of the Company and its businesses, their future plans (including acquisitions, divestitures and capital expenditures), the various issues that they face and new developments.
The Board holds regular meetings, typically during the months of February, March, May, June, September, November and December, and additional meetings are held when necessary. The organizational meeting of the Board follows immediately after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Board meets in executive session at every Board meeting.
Dr. Brown has been a Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies since 1992. He was a partner of Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm, from 1990 until he retired from the firm in January 2007. Previously, he was Chairman of the Foreign Policy Institute at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Brown is President Emeritus of the California Institute of Technology and served as Secretary of Defense for the United States from 1977 through 1981. Dr. Brown is a member of the board of directors of Chemical Partners, Inc. and is an emeritus trustee of the California Institute of Technology, of the Trilateral Commission (North America) and of the RAND Corporation. Dr. Brown served as a director of Altria Group, Inc. from 1983 to April 2003, and again from December 2004 to March 2008. Dr. Brown is Chair of the Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committee and a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development and Finance Committees.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Calantzopoulos was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and elected to our Board of Directors on May 8, 2013. He served as our Chief Operating Officer from our spin-off on March 28, 2008 to May 8, 2013. Mr. Calantzopoulos served as PMI’s President and Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and the date of the spin-off. He joined the Company in 1985 and worked extensively across Central Europe, including as Managing Director of PM Poland and President of the Eastern European Region.
Louis C. Camilleri
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Camilleri is our Chairman. From our spin-off on March 28, 2008 until May 8, 2013, he was our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Thereafter, he remained as Chairman and an employee of the Company until his retirement from employment on December 31, 2014. He continues to serve as our non-employee Chairman. Before our spin-off, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc., positions he had held since 2002. From November 1996 to April 2002, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group, Inc. He had been employed continuously by Altria Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (including Philip Morris International Inc.) in various capacities since 1978. Mr. Camilleri was appointed to the Board of Directors of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. in April 2011, and previously served on the Board of Telmex International SAB from December 2009 to April 2011. Mr. Camilleri was a director of Kraft Foods Inc. from March 2001 to December 2007 and was Kraft’s Chairman from September 2002 to March 2007.
Mr. Geissler served as Vice Chairman and Advisor to the CEO of Procter and Gamble until his retirement on December 31, 2014. He joined that company in 1979 and served in various capacities, including President, Northeast Asia, from 2001 to 2004, Group President, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, from 2004 to 2007, and Vice Chairman, Global Operations, from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Geissler is a director of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Mr. Geissler serves on the Finance; Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs and the Compensation and Leadership Development Committees.
Ms. Li joined Baidu Inc., the largest Internet search engine in China and the third largest independent search engine in the world, in March 2008, as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for a wide range of corporate functions, including Finance, Human Resources, International Operations, Marketing, Communications and Purchasing. Previously, from 1994 to 2008, she held a number of senior finance positions at various General Motors companies in China, Singapore, the United States and Canada, rising to Chief Financial Officer of GM’s business in China and Financial Controller of the North American Operations of GMAC. Ms. Li is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Mr. Makihara was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1981 to 2000, during which time he was a General Partner for six years, working in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. During his tenure in Tokyo, he was co-head of the Investment Banking Group and the Japanese Equities Group and also served as co-branch manager. Subsequently, he was Chairman of Neoteny Co., Ltd., a Japanese venture incubator. Mr. Makihara is a director of Monex Group, Inc. and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. He is a member of the Governing Board of St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., and a board member of the Japan Society in New York. He also served on the board of RHJ International from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Makihara serves on the Finance, Audit and the Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Mr. Marchionne is Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., having become a member of the Board of Directors of a predecessor of that company, Fiat S.p.A., in May 2003. He is also Chairman of CNH Industrial N.V. Mr. Marchionne has been a member of the Board of SGS S.A. since May 2001, serving as the Chief Executive and Managing Director from 2002 to 2004 and Chairman since March 2006. Mr. Marchionne is a director of Exor S.p.A., an investment company that, directly or indirectly, holds significant equity investments in Fiat Chrysler and CNH. Mr. Marchionne is a chartered accountant and lawyer who, since beginning his career in 1983, has held executive positions at several firms prior to assuming his current positions. Mr. Marchionne was a member of the Board of Directors of UBS from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Marchionne serves on the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Ms. Morparia assumed her current position with J.P. Morgan India Private Ltd. in 2008, and is a member of J.P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Management Committee. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan India, Ms. Morparia served as Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank, India’s second largest bank, from 2001 to 2008 and the Vice Chair of ICICI’s insurance and asset management business from 2007 to 2008. Ms. Morparia is a director of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). Ms. Morparia is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Lucio A. Noto
Mr. Noto assumed his current position with Midstream Partners, LLC in March 2001. He retired as Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation in January 2001, a position he had held since the merger of the Exxon and Mobil companies in November 1999. Before the merger, Mr. Noto was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mobil Corporation. Mr. Noto had been employed by Mobil continuously since 1962. Mr. Noto is a director of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. and RHJ International. He also served on the boards of IBM from 1995 to 2008, Altria Group, Inc. from 1998 to 2008, Shinsei Bank from 2005 to 2008 and Commercial International Bank (Cairo) from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Noto is the Presiding Director, the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Mr. Paulsen has been Chairman of the Ferring Group, a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group, since 1988, having joined that company in 1976. Dr. Paulsen is a member of the Boards of MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia, and the Pro Universitate of the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, and a Trustee of the Salk Institute of Biological Research in La Jolla, California, USA. Mr. Paulsen serves on the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Robert B. Polet
Mr. Polet is currently serving as Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A. He was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group from 2004 until March 2011. Previously, Mr. Polet spent 26 years in the Unilever Group in a variety of executive roles, including President of Unilever’s Worldwide Ice Cream and Frozen Foods division, Chairman of Unilever Malaysia, Chairman of Van den Bergh and Executive Vice President of Unilever’s European Home and Personal Care division. Mr. Polet is a director of Reed Elsevier PLC/NV, William Grant & Sons and Crown Topco Limited, parent company of Vertu. Mr. Polet serves on the Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Stephen M. Wolf
Mr. Wolf has been Managing Partner of Alpilles, LLC since April 2003. Previously, he was Chairman of US Airways Group from November 2001 to April 2003, and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc. from January 1996 to November 1998. Prior to joining US Airways, he had served since August 1994 as senior advisor in the investment banking firm of Lazard Frères & Co., LLC. From 1987 to July 1994, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UAL Corporation and United Air Lines, Inc. Mr. Wolf is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Trilantic Capital Partners, and a director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. Mr. Wolf served as Chairman of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company from 2004 to 2014. From 1993 to 2008, Mr. Wolf served as a director of Altria Group, Inc. He is a trustee emeritus of the Brookings Institute. Mr. Wolf is Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance and the Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.