Discover what our Board does for PMI

Our Board is the governing body for PMI and is a team of seasoned advisors who help oversee the company’s full range of activities.

Led by its Chairman, the Board is responsible for the oversight of corporate policies, strategic direction, and management. The Board is regularly informed of the company’s performance, future plans, and significant issues affecting our business. 

The Board meets several times per year, typically in February, March, May, June, September, November, and December, with additional meetings held as necessary. The organizational meeting of the Board follows immediately after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Board meets in executive session at each of its meetings.

Andre Calantzopoulos Chairman Board PMI

André Calantzopoulos

Executive Chairman of the Board

Mr. Calantzopoulos is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Philip Morris International (PMI). During a career spanning over 35 years at PMI—most recently as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)—Mr. Calantzopoulos began the company’s smoke-free transformation, accelerating the development and commercialization of better, science-based alternatives for those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke. As CEO, he oversaw one of the world’s leading product portfolios in both combustible and smoke-free products, cultivated an outstanding management team, and built a high-performing, fast-learning organization. Mr. Calantzopoulos was appointed CEO and elected to the Board of Directors on May 8, 2013, and served as CEO until he assumed his current position on May 5, 2021. Prior to this, he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer following PMI’s spin-off from Altria Group, Inc. on March 28, 2008. He was PMI’s President and CEO from 2002 until the spin-off. After joining the company in 1985, he worked extensively across Central Europe, including as Managing Director of PM Poland and President of the Eastern European Region. Mr. Calantzopoulos holds a degree in electrical engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He is a member of the Science and Technology Committee.
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Jacek Olczak

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Olczak was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris International (PMI) in May 2021. Prior to this appointment, he served as PMI’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2018, having formerly been Chief Financial Officer, beginning in August 2012. Mr. Olczak is committed to delivering PMI’s smoke-free future and expanding the company’s product portfolio beyond nicotine. He has been a key driver of the company’s commercial transformation, turning a primarily business-to-business company into an increasingly business-to-consumer company. Throughout his nearly three-decade career with PMI, Mr. Olczak has established deep institutional and industry knowledge and awareness of PMI’s products, systems, and values—as well as a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment in which PMI operates. Mr. Olczak began his career with PMI in 1993. He started in finance and general management positions across Europe, including as Managing Director of PMI’s markets in Poland and Germany and as President of the European Union Region, before being appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Olczak worked for BDO Binder. Mr. Olczak holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lodz, Poland. He is a member of the Science and Technology Committee.
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Bonin Bough


Mr. Bough has been the Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Diligence, LLC (also known as Bonin Ventures) since 2014, an entity focused on accelerating growth to a diverse portfolio of innovative start-up companies. He also serves as Chief Growth Officer of Triller, a global social media company, since 2020, and previously served as Chief Growth and Marketing Officer of SheaMoisture from 2016 to 2017. He was Chief Media and E-Commerce Officer of Mondelez International, Inc. from 2015 to 2016, and Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement of Mondelez International, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Bough also served as Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement of The Kraft Heinz Company from 2012 to 2015, and as Chief Digital Officer of PepsiCo, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. He previously sat on the board of directors for SITO Mobile Ltd., a U.S.-based mobile solution provider and mobile advertising platform from 2018 to 2020. Mr. Bough is a member of the Science and Technology Committee.

Michel Combes


Mr. Combes currently serves as Executive Vice President of Claure Group LLP, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm focused on multiple high-growth sectors in Latin America. He served as Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Group International, a privately held subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., overseeing several SoftBank portfolio companies from 2021 to 2022, as President from 2020 to 2021, and as Director from 2020 to 2022. From 2018 to 2020, he was Chief Financial Officer and then President and CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of Sprint Corporation. From 2015 to 2017, he served as CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Altice USA, Inc., and Chairman and CEO of SFR Group. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Combes served as CEO of Alcatel-Lucent. Previously, Mr. Combes was CEO of Vodafone Europe, Chairman and CEO of TDF Group (Télédiffusion de France), an executive at France Telecom, and has held several positions within the French Government. Mr. Combes is a director of Assystem and Etisalat UAE. He previously served on the board of MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) from 2013 to 2018, Sprint Corporation from 2018 to 2020, Altice Group from 2016 to 2017, F5 Networks from 2018 to 2021, SoFI Technologies Inc. from 2021 to 2022, and WeWork Inc. from 2020 to 2022. Mr. Combes is chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
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Dr. Juan José Daboub


Dr. Juan José Daboub, Ph.D., has been serving as the Chairman, President, and CEO of The Daboub Partnership of Arcis, LLC, a business consulting company, since 2010. He has been the Vice Chairman of Dorado Partners LLC, a private investment company, since 2014 and President of HUGE Business and Investment Council, a nonprofit business association dedicated to drive the creation of sustainable jobs in Honduras, U.S.A., Guatemala, and El Salvador, since 2020. He was the Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute, a foundation dedicated to the understanding of climate change, serving as CEO from 2010 to 2013 and as a Director since 2010. From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Daboub was Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change and Managing Director of the World Bank Group from 2006 to 2010. From 1992 to 2004, Dr. Daboub held several senior positions within the government of El Salvador, including as Minister of Finance and Chief-of-Staff to the President. Dr. Daboub currently sits on the board of directors of Grupo Financiero Ficohsa, S.A., a private Central American banking and financial services company. Previously, from September 2020 to August 2021, Dr. Daboub served as a director of Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company in the sustainable energy sector, and, from July 2021 to July 2023, of TortoiseEcofin Acquisition Corp. III, a special purpose acquisition company. He is a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development and Science and Technology Committees.

Werner Geissler


Mr. Geissler became an Operating Partner of Advent International, a private equity firm, in 2015. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble until his retirement in January 2015. 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 & Rubber Company. Mr. Geissler is Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
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Victoria Harker


Ms. Harker is an experienced former Chief Financial Officer, having served in the role with three different U.S. public companies, including most recently at Tegna, Inc., where she has been through several periods of transformation as the company moved from a traditional publishing business to separating out its online and broadcast businesses. She has been involved in significant corporate transformations in the consumer, industrial, and utility sectors for over 25 years. Ms. Harker also has experience outside the finance function, having led the Global Business Services organization at The AES Corporation, as well as Operations and IT. Currently, Ms. Harker serves as a Director of Huntington Ingalls Industries, since 2012, and Xylem, Inc., since 2011. She previously served on the boards of directors of Stride, Inc., from 2020 to 2022, and Darden Restaurants, Inc., from 2009 to 2014. Ms. Harker also serves on the boards of not-for-profit organizations: as Vice Chair of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, since 2016; as a public member (appointed by the Governor of Virginia) of the University of Virginia Health System Board, since 2012; and as a member of the American University Advisory Counsel, since 2007. Previously, she was appointed to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors by Governor Robert McDonnell in 2012, where she chaired the Finance Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee, the Academic Affairs Committee, the Health System Board, and the Presidential Search Committee. She also serves as Trustee on the Board of the Virginia Historical Society. Ms. Harker is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Lisa Hook BoD

Lisa Hook


Ms. Hook is the Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Philip Morris International (PMI). She became Managing Partner of Two Island Partners LLC, a private equity and consulting firm, in 2018. Previously, she served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc., a global information services company focused on cloud-based workflow solutions for marketing, risk, and security analytics, from 2010 to 2018, as President & Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2010, and as a member of its Board from 2010 to 2019. Ms. Hook also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a cloud-based voice communications company, from 2006 to 2007. In addition, Ms. Hook held several executive positions at America Online, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Previously, she was a partner at Brera Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, Managing Director of Alpine Capital Group, LLC, an investment banking firm, and an executive at Time Warner, Inc., a media company. Ms. Hook served as a legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and General Counsel of the Cable Group at Viacom International, Inc., a media company. Ms. Hook currently sits on the board of directors of two other public companies: Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a U.S. multinational corporation and global leader in banking and payment solutions, and Nokia Corporation, a technology leader across mobile, fixed and cloud networks, headquartered in Finland. Ms. Hook served on the boards of directors for RB Global, Inc. (formerly, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated), a Canadian global asset management and disposition company listed on the NYSE, from 2021 to 2023, Ping Identity Holding Corp., a pioneer in digital identity solutions, from 2019 to 2022, Partners Group Holding AG, a global asset management company, from 2020 to 2021, Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company, from 2019 to 2021, and RELX PLC and RELX NV, providers of information solutions, as Senior Independent Director from 2006 to 2016. Previously, she served as a director of Covad Communications and Time Warner Telecom, Inc. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Ms. Hook is a member of the Audit and Risk, Compensation and Leadership Development, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Science and Technology Committees.

Jun Makihara


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, until 2015. Mr. Makihara currently sits on the board of directors of Monex Group, Inc., a Japanese financial services company publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and TradeStation Group, Inc., an online brokerage and wholly-owned subsidiary of Monex Group, Inc. He has served on the boards of directors of Shinsei Bank, Ltd., a Japanese based commercial, leasing and consumer finance bank, from 2011 to 2022 and at its wholly-owned subsidiary, UDC Finance Limited (Auckland NZ), the largest non-bank finance company in New Zealand from 2020 to 2022. He was a trustee of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, D.C. from 2016 to 2022 and is a member of the board of directors of Japan Society in New York. He also served on the board of RHJ International S.A., a financial services company, from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Makihara is a member of the Audit and Risk, and Compensation and Leadership Development Committees.

Kalpana Morparia


Ms. Morparia is the Founder and Managing Partner, since 2021, of KalMor Advisors LLP, a strategy and corporate advisory firm. She served as Chairman, South and South-East Asia, of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., from 2019 until her retirement in February 2021, as CEO of South and South-East Asia from 2016 to 2019 and as CEO of J.P. Morgan India from 2008 to 2016. She was 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 2007, and the Vice Chair of ICICI’s insurance and asset management business from 2007 to 2008. Ms. Morparia is a director of HSBC Holdings plc, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Hindustan Unilever Limited. Ms. Morparia is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Science and Technology Committee.

Robert B. Polet


Mr. Polet is currently serving as Chairman of Rituals Cosmetics Enterprise B.V., a retail cosmetics company, as well as Chairman of SFMS B.V., a retail consumer staples company, and Chairman of Arica Holding B.V., its parent holding company. He was Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A., an eyewear company, from 2011 to 2017, and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group, a luxury fashion house, from 2004 until 2011. Previously, Mr. Polet spent 26 years in the Unilever Group, a multinational consumer goods company, 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 director of Safilo Group S.p.A. and served as a director of William Grant & Sons Ltd., a premium spirits company, from 2011 to 2022, most recently as senior independent director. Mr. Polet is a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee.
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Dessi Temperley


Ms. Temperley has served as division CFO for various public companies. With more than 25 years of experience across a wide range of sectors, she has worked for several blue-chip multinationals. Ms. Temperley has a proven track record of delivering strategic change through strong operational leadership. Most recently, Ms. Temperley held the position of Group CFO and Executive Board Member of Beiersdorf AG. Previously, Ms. Temperley held several senior positions at Nestlé, including Head of Investor Relations and Head of Global Planning & Performance Analysis. She is also a non-executive board director for Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Corbion, and Cimpress. Ms. Temperley is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
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Shlomo Yanai


Mr. Yanai has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Lumenis Ltd., a medical devices company, since 2020. Mr. Yanai has served as Senior Advisor to Moelis & Company, an investment bank, since 2016. From 2007 to 2012, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Yanai was CEO of Adama Ltd. from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Yanai has been a Board member at Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2019. He is also serving as a member of the Advisory Board at CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm, a position he assumed in 2015. Mr. Yanai has also served as either Chairman of the board or a board member of the following pharmaceutical companies: Cambrex Corp., Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc., PDL BioPharm, Inc., Perrigo plc, Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and W.R. Grace and Company Mr. Yanai was also a member of the Board of Elisra Group, an electronic device company, from 2002 to 2005, and Bank Leumi, Israel’s second-largest bank, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Yanai received Israel’s Medal of Valor in 1973, served for 32 years with the Israeli Defense Forces in a variety of leadership roles, and retired with the rank of Major General. He is the Chair of the Science and Technology Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.


Board independence 

The Board has adopted important standards relating to director independence. You can read more about them, as well as about the Board's roles and responsibilities, in our Corporate Governance Guidelines.


Contact the Board

Contact the Board by sending a letter to: 
Lead Independent Director
Board of Directors 
Philip Morris International Inc.
677 Washington Blvd.,
Stamford, CT 06901


Procedures for handling communications from shareholders and other interested parties

The Corporate Secretary will process all communications about Board matters and forward them to the Lead Independent Director. If they are specific to one Board committee, they will also be sent to the Chair of that committee. 

Communications that relate to ordinary business matters that are outside the scope of the Board’s responsibilities, such as customer complaints, will be sent to the appropriate subsidiary. 

Solicitations, junk mail, and obviously frivolous or inappropriate communications will not be forwarded.