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Corporate governance

We believe that excellence in corporate governance goes hand-in-hand with delivering business results. We strive for transparency in our governance practices and policies while remaining responsive to our shareholders. We see these as indispensable ingredients in positioning the company for long-term success.


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.

André Calantzopoulos

Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Calantzopoulos became our Chief Executive Officer immediately following our Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 8, 2013. He served as our Chief Operating Officer since our spin-off on March 28, 2008, and until becoming CEO. Mr. Calantzopoulos served as PMI’s President and Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and the date of our 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 EEMA Region.
Andre Calantzopoulos

Louis C. Camilleri

Chairman of the Board Mr. Camilleri is our Chairman, having served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from our spin-off in 2008 until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Camilleri remained Chairman and an employee of the company following the 2013 Annual Meeting. He retired effective December 31, 2014, and continues to serve as a non-employee Chairman. Before our spin-off, Mr. Camilleri was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc., positions he had held since 2002. From 1996 to 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 is a director of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Ferrari N.V. He previously served on the Board of Telmex International SAB from 2009 to 2011. Mr. Camilleri was a director of Kraft Foods Inc. from 2001 to 2007 and was Kraft’s Chairman from 2002 to 2007.

Massimo Ferragamo


Mr. Ferragamo has served as Chairman of Ferragamo USA Inc. since 2000, having previously served as President of that company since 1985. He is also Vice President of the Lungarno Hotel Group and Executive Vice President of the Ferragamo Foundation. Mr. Ferragamo is a director of Ferragamo Finanziaria S.p.A. and served on the board of directors of Yum! Brands, Inc. from 1997 until 2016. Mr. Ferragamo is a member of the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Massimo Ferragamo

Werner Geissler

Director Mr. Geissler became an Operating Partner of Advent International in 2015. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter and 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. He is Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Lisa Hook

Director Ms. Hook has served as Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc. since October 2010, as a member of its board since November 2010, and as President since January 2008. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc. from 2006 to 2007, and held several executive-level posts 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, an executive at Time Warner, Inc., a legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc. Ms. Hook serves on the board of Worldpay, Inc., a payment processing firm. Ms. Hook was as a senior independent director of RELX PLC and RELX NV, providers of information solutions, from 2006 to 2016. Previously, she served as a director of Covad Communications, Time Warner Telecom, Inc., and National Geographic Ventures. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Ms. Hook is a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees. 
Lisa Hook

Jennifer Li

Ms. Li currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Changcheng Investment Partners, Baidu's newly initiated growth fund. She previously served as Chief Executive Officer and General Managing Director of Baidu Capital, the investment arm of Baidu, Inc. Ms. Li joined Baidu, Inc., the largest internet search engine in China and the third-largest independent search engine in the world, in 2008, as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for a wide range of corporate functions, including Finance, Human Resources, International Operations, Marketing, Communications, and Purchasing. 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 for GMAC. Ms. Li is a director of Flex Ltd. She is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Jun Makihara

Director 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 is a director of Monex Group, Inc. and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. He is a trustee of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, D.C., and a board member of the Japan Society in New York. He also served on the board of RHJ International S.A. from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Makihara is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Kalpana Morparia

Director Ms. Morparia assumed her current position as CEO South and South East Asia for J.P. Morgan Chase in April 2016, having previously served as CEO of J.P. Morgan India since 2008. She 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 2007 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. She 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

Director Mr. Noto assumed his current position as Managing Partner of 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. 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, Commercial International Bank from 2006 to 2009, and RHJ International S.A. from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Noto is the Presiding Director, and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
Lou Noto 2017 Proxy Photo

Frederik Paulsen

Director Dr. 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. Dr. Paulsen is a member of the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Robert B. Polet

Director Mr. Polet is currently serving as Chairman of Rituals Cosmetics Enterprise B.V. He was Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A. from 2011 to 2017, and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group from 2004 to 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. He is a director of Safilo Group S.p.A., William Grant & Sons Limited, and Arica Holding B.V. Mr. Polet serves on the Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Stephen M. Wolf

Director Mr. Wolf has been Managing Partner of Alpilles, LLC since 2003. Previously, he was Chairman of US Airways Group from 2001 to 2003, and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc. from 1996 to 1998. Prior to joining US Airways, he had served since 1994 as senior advisor in the investment banking firm of Lazard Frères & Co., LLC. From 1987 to 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 served as Chairman of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Wolf served as a director of Altria Group, Inc. from 1993 to 2008 and as a director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. from 2009 to 2017. He is a trustee emeritus of the Brookings Institute. Mr. Wolf is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

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 our Presiding Director: 
Presiding Director
Board of Directors 
Philip Morris International Inc.
120 Park Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10017-5579

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 Presiding 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.

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